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Mon Apr 03 04:36:36 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Norman Vallery, by W.H.G.
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Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ This book has a strange theme, but it is very well carried out.
Norman Vallery is a small boy, about seven years old or less.
His father has insisted that he should be brought up to believe that he should be allowed to do exactly whatever he wished.
The result was a totally unpleasant child, unkind to animals, to his sister, and to all others around him.
This is well described in the text, but we must also say that the numerous illustrations bring out his unpleasantness in a very clever way.
In fact the pictures are a remarkable record of Victorian childhood, and are worth studying for their own sake. Norman had lived with his parents in India, where his father was a soldier.
His sister, a little older, had been brought back to England some years before, to be brought up by her kindly old grandmother.
That was the custom in those days.
At the start of the story Norman and his parents are arriving in England, but right from the start he behaves intolerably. Eventually various people treat him with kindness, and he begins to see that kindness is a more profitable way to work with others.
Furthermore there is a serious incident in which he is hurt, really through his own fault, and in which another child to whom Norman has been unkind...

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