wrote and signed
more than 350 books (mostly for children, but including several adult novels), and left almost a score
of fat volumes of diary. Some of her children's books, despite their uncompromisingly hell-fire message, remained current for several generations and were vividly remembered by many impressionable children, some of whom grew up to be writers. Her former high repute as a children's writer is at least as well deserved for her autobiography and diary, and her biographer
seriously admired some of her novels.
She also wrote poems. The
lacks many of her books; the holdings of