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Day, Clarence: Life With Mother. v1. 05 July 2012
By Clarence Day (1874 - 1935), the author of “Life With Father,” “God and My Father,” “The Crow’s Nest,” “This Simian World,” etc.
The third in the trio of memoirs of the Day family, the book presents sketches of family life in New York in the 1880s and 90s. Father Day’s presence dominates each scene just as it has since his son began telling tales about him in the magazines of the 1930s. But Mother Day is also a feisty character who is more than a match for her domineering husband.
From kirkusreviews.com: Sure fire -- it might have been cut from the same cloth as “Life With Father,” and people will be comparing notes over which is their favorite of the two. Though the emphasis is on his mother, his father emerges as clear-cut and tangy as ever. Gentle humor, sympathetically objective, occasional satire with the velvet glove, a perfect picture of two people and a background. There is more of the homes and the details of living, perhaps, than in [Life With Father]. To get the special and distinctive flavor of this one, read ‘Mother and Bessie Skinner’s Ring’ and ‘Father Brightens the Sickroom.’
No illustrations (I believe these may have been illustrated when first published, if anyone knows of a source, please do let me know.) Decorative fonts for chapter-heads, tail decorations, and drop-caps. Large-cap version also available.
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