Jacob Abbott 1803-1879
Mr. Jacob Abbott lived in Maine.
He was a teacher and a diligent writer.
Jacob Abbott wrote many books
for young people. He also wrote 22 history books. Among them:
Xerxes the Great, and the History of
King Charles the Second of England, which you can
Obviously, Abbott's books were penned in the writing style of his
time. And even though it was possible to get away with having a sentence
running over half the page back then, Abbott's
narrative is easy to follow and enjoyable.
Abbott doesn't ambush you with historical facts. Instead, he
equips his readers with background information that prepares
them for the person, event, or action that is to follow.