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Bebee Or, Two Little Wooden Shoes


"Bebee" is a novella written by Ouida, the pen name of Maria Louise Ramé, an English novelist. "Bebee" is a touching and beautiful narrative about the titular character, Bebee, a bright and energetic girl with a pure heart. The novella, set in rural England, depicts Bebee's childhood as an orphan living with her strict and unpleasant aunt, Mrs. Carter. Despite the horrible abuse she receives, Bebee remains strong and cheery. Her unbreakable spirit and capacity to find beauty in the most mundane of things fascinate all around her, particularly the intriguing Lord Lynne, who is captivated by her innocence. "Bebee" addresses themes of innocence, generosity, and the transformational power of love as the story progresses. Bebee is a fascinating and endearing protagonist because to Ouida's evocative style and realistic characterizations. The novella emphasizes the significance of maintaining one's inherent goodness in the face of adversity. Ouida, famed for her romantic and sentimental writing, crafted a moving story in "Bebee" that continues to resonate with readers, demonstrating the ongoing appeal of her literary works in the field of nineteenth-century literature.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Dec 1st, 2023
  • Pages: 146
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.34in - 0.43lb
  • EAN: 9789359320885
  • Categories: GeneralHistory - European - Romanticism

About the Author

Ouida: - "Maria Louise Ramé (January 1, 1839 - January 25, 1908), also known as Marie Louise de la Ramée and under the pen name Ouida, was an English novelist. Ouida wrote almost 40 novels, as well as short tales, children's books, and articles over her career. She was moderately successful and lived a life of luxury, entertaining many literary figures of the time. One of her most famous works, Under Two Flags, was about the British in Algeria. It expressed sympathy for the French colonists, with whom Ouida identified strongly, and, to a lesser extent, the Arabs. The novel was adapted for the stage and six times filmed. In most of Asia, her novel A Dog of Flanders is considered a children's classic. One of the causes for the American author Jack London's literary success was her novel Signa. Her extravagant lifestyle finally led to poverty, and her works were auctioned off to pay her debts. She died of pneumonia in Italy. Soon after her death, her friends arranged a public subscription in her birthplace of Bury St Edmunds, where a fountain for horses and dogs was erected in her honor."
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