Literature: The Young Visiters
"Mr Salteena was an elderly man of 42 and was fond of asking peaple to stay with him. He had quite a young girl staying with him of 17 named Ethel Monticue." The Young Visiters
—The first two lines of the novel
, or Mr. Salteena's Plan, is an 1890 novel concerning Mr. Alfred Salteena's quest to woo a guest of his, a lovely young lady called Ethel Monticue. When Mr. Salteena introduces Miss Monticue to his friend, a high-class gentleman named Bernard Clark, sparks fly between the pair and a Love Triangle
is formed. Dispirited, Mr. Salteena starts taking "gentleman classes" from his socially superior friend in order to win Ethel's heart.
Written in 1890 by a nine-year-old Margaret "Daisy" Ashford, the manuscript of The Young Visiters
was rediscovered by its author twenty-seven years later. She lent the manuscript to a friend who was recovering from an illness. Two years later in 1919, The Young Visiters
was published as a novel with a preface written by J. M. Barrie
. It should be noted that Ashford wrote in her manuscript the title as The Young Viseters
, but it was published as The Young Visiters
The novel was made into a Made-for-TV Movie
in 2003 with Hugh Laurie
as Bernard Clark.
This novel provides examples of: