Charlotte M. Yonge was an English teacher and Victorian era author of many fiction and non-fiction works, who dedicated her talents as a writer to the service of the church and was widely read and respected in the nineteenth century. “The Daisy chain, or Aspirations”, published in 1856, is a novel, which is considered as one of the most famous literary work of Charlotte Yonge. In the preface, Yonge describes it as “a Family Chronicle”, and this was the genre with which she came to be most closely associated. The novel tells the story of the eleven May children, who lose their mother in the opening chapter. Yonge had become famous for her portrayals of invalids, and disabled characters abound in all her major novels, so we present the one of her most famous "slice of life" novels! Enjoy the reading!