The Dream and other Poems. by NORTON, [Caroline Elizabeth Sara].

The Dream and other Poems. by NORTON, [Caroline Elizabeth Sara].

~ The Dream and other Poems. London: Henry Colburn, 1841

12mo (190 × 117 mm), pp. xii, 334, [2]. Engraved portrait, (rather foxed). Contemporary full calf, gilt panelled spine with red morocco label. An excellent copy.

Second edition, (first edition printed in 1840) dedicated to the Duchess of Sutherland. A collection of poetry by Caroline Norton, an English social reformer and author. She was denied access to her three sons after divorcing her husband and was seen as a famous victim of injustice. However her intense campaigning led to the passing of the Custody of Infants Act, 1839. She wrote many works in her life, including political pamphlets, novels and plays.

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