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Aunt Jane's Nieces

(1906)
(The first book in the Aunt Jane's Nieces series)
A novel by

 
The cousins' benign and eccentric patron, Uncle John Merrick, devotes much of his fortune to helping others - an effort managed in its details by Patsy's father Major Doyle. These efforts do not always yield financially sound results. In one case, Merrick and Doyle loaned a few thousand dollars to a young inventor named Joseph Wegg for a patent he was developing - but Wegg lost a patent lawsuit, and Merrick now owns the collateral on the loan, a farm in a remote region of upper New York State. In his capricious way, Uncle John decides to take his nieces to the farm to escape the city's heat in the approaching summer. He arranges for a real-estate agent to get the farmhouse in good order and ships crates of furnishings to the place, sight unseen.

Merrick and the girls come north, and find the farmhouse a surprisingly appealing place. The local inhabitants of a tiny village in the Adirondack mountains are naturally interested in the new residents; they call Merrick "the nabob." The cousins quickly become interested in the family of the previous owner. Joe Wegg's father had been a retired sea captain, and something of a recluse; his close friend Will Thompson went mad when Captain Wegg died, and both their fortunes mysteriously disappeared. The girls meet and become friends with Thompson's daughter Ethel, the local schoolteacher. Also, the cousins (with Louise in the lead; she takes a more prominent role in this book than in the previous volumes) decide that Captain Wegg was murdered and robbed, and they set out in search of suspects.

They pry into the local past, with limited success. Matters begin to clear when Joe Wegg returns home to convalesce after a car accident. The girls are dispirited to learn that there was no murder and no robbery. It is Uncle John who unravels a genuine mystery, as to the fate of the Wegg and Thompson fortunes. He recovers a missing property deed that ensures that Joe Wegg and Ethel Thompson can marry in comfort and security. (non illustrated)

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-342-90951-8 / 978-1-342-90951-0
Publisher: Palala Press
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January 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): L Frank Baum, Edith van Dyne
ISBN: 1-60664-647-8 / 978-1-60664-647-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 0-554-23228-6 / 978-0-554-23228-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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August 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 0-554-32531-4 / 978-0-554-32531-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioLife
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July 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Van Edith Dyne
ISBN: 1-4353-1643-6 / 978-1-4353-1643-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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April 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Van Edith Dyne
ISBN: 1-4219-7428-2 / 978-1-4219-7428-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Indypublish.Com
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January 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4218-1025-5 / 978-1-4218-1025-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: 1st World Library
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March 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): L Frank Baum, Robert A Baum
ISBN: 1-930764-07-3 / 978-1-930764-07-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: International Wizard of Oz Club, Inc.
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-333-77026-X / 978-1-333-77026-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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January 2016 : Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne, 510 Classics
ISBN: 1-5237-6987-4 / 978-1-5237-6987-2
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2015 : Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-5194-3496-0 / 978-1-5194-3496-8
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4837-0437-8 / 978-1-4837-0437-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bottom of the Hill Publishing
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces Book 1 Large Print: (L Frank Baum Masterpiece Collection)
Author(s): L Frank Baum
ISBN: 1-4959-3589-2 / 978-1-4959-3589-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces: (L Frank Baum Masterpiece Collection)
Author(s): L Frank Baum
ISBN: 1-4959-3567-1 / 978-1-4959-3567-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces (Volume 1)
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-939652-30-8 / 978-1-939652-30-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lire Classics
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March 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): L Frank Baum
ISBN: 1-4827-5916-0 / 978-1-4827-5916-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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December 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): L Frank Baum
ISBN: 1-4812-1760-7 / 978-1-4812-1760-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): L Frank Baum
ISBN: 1-4792-2409-X / 978-1-4792-2409-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces...
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-274-63093-2 / 978-1-274-63093-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4565-4156-0 / 978-1-4565-4156-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's nieces
Author(s): L Frank 1856-1919 Baum
ISBN: 1-145-59195-7 / 978-1-145-59195-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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May 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces - Original Version
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4528-1989-0 / 978-1-4528-1989-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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April 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces - 1st Edition
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4515-7035-X / 978-1-4515-7035-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4076-0658-1 / 978-1-4076-0658-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4099-1972-2 / 978-1-4099-1972-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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January 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): L Frank Baum, Edith van Dyne
ISBN: 1-60664-272-3 / 978-1-60664-272-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Aegypan
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November 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4444-0281-1 / 978-1-4444-0281-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ValdeBooks
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September 2008 : Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 813203225X / 978-8132032250
Publisher: Tutis Digital Pub
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April 2008 : Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 8132007913 / 978-8132007913
Publisher: Tutis Digital Pub
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Van Edith Dyne
ISBN: 1-4353-1658-4 / 978-1-4353-1658-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 0-554-12626-5 / 978-0-554-12626-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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February 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces (Holt Elements of Literature)
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 0-554-01922-1 / 978-0-554-01922-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4069-0321-3 / 978-1-4069-0321-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hard Press
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October 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4264-3951-2 / 978-1-4264-3951-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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October 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4264-4009-X / 978-1-4264-4009-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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May 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4219-7440-1 / 978-1-4219-7440-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
ISBN: 1-4218-1125-1 / 978-1-4218-1125-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society
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March 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: Aunt Jane's Nieces
Author(s): L Frank Baum
ISBN: 1-930764-09-X / 978-1-930764-09-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: International Wizard of Oz Club, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: AUNT JANE'S NIECES (non illustrated)
Author(s): Edith Van Dyne
Publisher:
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