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Juvenile Trials

New preface by Kathryn Dixon


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.