Girls' Series by Jacob Abbott

Cousin Lucy

Lucy series title page
  1. Cousin Lucy's Conversations (1841)
        Online at Google Book Search
  2. Cousin Lucy's Stories (1841)
        Also as Stories Told to Rollo's Cousin Lucy
        Chapters 1-4 in html here
        Online at Google Book Search
  3. Cousin Lucy at Study (1842)
        Online at Google Book Search
  4. Cousin Lucy at Play (1842)
        Online at Google Book Search
  5. Cousin Lucy among the Mountains (1842)
        Online at Google Book Search
  6. Cousin Lucy on the Seashore (1842)
        Online at Google Book Search

Read a nineteenth-century (1843) review of the Lucy books

or a nineteenth-century reader's memories of the series


Florence

  1. Florence and John (1859)
        Online at Google Book Search
  2. Grimkie (1860)
        Online at Google Book Search
  3. Excursion to the Orkney Islands (1860)
  4. The English Channel (1862)
  5. Visit to the the Isle of Wight (1863)
  6. Florence's Return (1864)

Franconia

Franconia series title page
  1. Malleville (1850)
        Online at
    Google Book Search
  2. Wallace (1850)
        Online at Google Book Search
  3. Mary Erskine (1850)
        Online at Project Gutenberg
  4. Mary Bell (1850)
        Online at Google Book Search
  5. Beechnut (1850)
        Online at Google Book Search
  6. Rodolphus (1852)
      Online at Univ. of Florida's PALMM (jpg / pdf)
  7. Ellen Linn (1852)
      Online at Univ. of Florida's PALMM (jpg / pdf)
  8. Stuyvesant (1853)
  9. Caroline (1853)
      Online at Univ. of Florida's PALMM
  10. Agnes (1854)

Juno

cover of Juno stories
  1. Juno and Georgie (1870)
      Table of contents and sample chapters (html)
      Online via Google Book Search (as Jacob Abbott's stories)
  2. Mary Osborne (1870)
      Online via Google Book Search (as Jacob Abbott's stories)
  3. Juno on a Journey (1870)
      Online via Google Book Search (as Jacob Abbott's stories)
  4. Hubert (1870)
      Online via Google Book Search (as Jacob Abbott's stories)


Harlie

  1. New Shoes; or, Productive Work by Little Hands (1863)
  2. The French Flower; or, Be Kind and Obliging to Your Teacher (1863)
  3. Harlie's Letter; or, How to Learn with Little Teaching (1863)
  4. Wild Peggie; [missing subtitle] (1863)
  5. The Sea-Shore; or, How to Plan Picnics and Excursions (1863)
  6. Friskie, the Pony; or, Do No Harm to Helpless Animals (1863)

Mary Gay

  1. Work for Winter (1865)
  2. Work for Spring (1865)
        Online at Google Book Search
  3. Work for Summer (1865)
        Online at Google Book Search
  4. Work for Autumn (1865) Chapters 1-9 (html)
        Online at Google Book Search

Two parallel series were John Gay and William Gay



Abbott's Boys, Non-fiction, and Miscellaneous Series are listed on a separate page, with links to available etexts.

The etexts of Harlie's Letter and Friskie at this site appear courtesy of Pat Pflieger.
A complete bibliography of Abbott's works is available at Pat Pflieger's excellent Nineteenth-Century American Children and What They Read site.



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