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Juvenile Trials

New preface by Kathryn Dixon

Series:

Richard Johnson

The resourceful literary hack, Richard Johnson, was employed by many prominent publishers of his day. «Juvenile Trials», inspired by Sarah Fielding's «The Governess» (1749), concerns a plan of a tutor and governess to bring their unruly pupils into line by permitting self-government through a court with judge and jury. The subsequent series of trials provide humor, suspense and first-rate detective work and offer a lighthearted insight into by-gone educational methods.