My favorite discovery of the 1800's, The Sparrowgrass Papers, is worth sharing with anybody who likes to smile. Frederic Cozzens, the author, is the best kind of writer: a good storyteller, funny, and kind-hearted with it.
What more could you wish for?
You are in for a treat, I believe, with:
Always amused as I read, I laughed at times til I cried with delight. I so hope you will, too. ElfEd.