Lucy Aikin

Lucy Aikin (1781-1864) was an English historical writer.Lucy was interested in early education, and as such published several works to assist young readers. Poetry for Children consisting of Short Pieces to be Committed to Memory (1801), Juvenile Correspondence or Letters (1811), An English Lesson Book (1828), and The Acts of Life (1858). Ms. Aikin is well known for translating the French texts: Louis Francois Jauffret's The Travels of Rolando (c. 1804), and Jean Gaspard Hess' The Life of Ulrich Zwingli (1812). She was also responsible for two creative works: Epistles on Women, Exemplifying their Character and Condition in Various Ages and Nations, with Miscellaneous Poems (1810), and her only work of fiction Lorimer (1814). She also was well-remembered for her biographical works: Memoir of John Aikin, MD (1823), The Works of Anna Laetita Barbauld (1825), The Life of Anne Boleyn (1827), and The Life of Joseph Addison (1843). Under the pseudonym Mary Godolphin, Lucy Aikin is also attributed for producing versions of: Aesop's Fables (1868), Sandford and Merton (1868), Robinson Crusoe (1868), The Pilgrim's Progress (1869) and The Swiss Family Robinson (1869), "in Words of One Syllable".
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