1860. Part Two of Two. Yonge was one of the most prolific and successful writers of the Victorian era. In her lifetime she published well over 100 books in several genres including history, biography, adult fiction, and children's historical fiction. Hopes and Fears explores the theme of mature women teaching themselves to handle familial duties, especially managing wayward children. The book begins: Among the numerous steeples counted from the waters of the Thames, in the heart of the City, and grudged by modern economy as cumberers of the soil of Mammon, may be remarked an abortive little dingly cupola, surmounting two large round eyes which have evidently started over the adjacent roofs ever since the Fire that began at Pie Corner and ended in Puddling Lane. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing. Other volumes in this set are ISBN(s): 1417921587.