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Elsie Dinsmore is the story of a young Southern heiress in the pre-Civil War South. Elsie is ill-prepared to fit in it at her uncle's mansion, Roselands. Facing cruelty from cousins, teacher, and father, Elsie charms visitors, including Miss Allison and Mr. Travilla, with her sweetness. But the love Elsie longs for from her father will not be given unreservedly. With the support of her beloved Aunt Chloe, Elsie must choose between having the father she treasures and serving the God she depends on.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   religious influences Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father (or standin) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   Momma gone

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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