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Celia Garth

Celia Garth

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by Gwen Bristow
     
 

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Bringing to life the heady days of the American Revolution through the eyes of a heroine who played a brave and dramatic part in the conflict, this novel follows Celia Garth, a Charleston native, as she transforms from a fashionable dressmaker to a patriot spy. When the king's army captures Charleston and sweeps through the Carolina countryside in a wave of blood,

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Bringing to life the heady days of the American Revolution through the eyes of a heroine who played a brave and dramatic part in the conflict, this novel follows Celia Garth, a Charleston native, as she transforms from a fashionable dressmaker to a patriot spy. When the king's army captures Charleston and sweeps through the Carolina countryside in a wave of blood, fire, and debauchery, the rebel cause seems all but lost. But when Francis Marion, a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army known as "The Swamp Fox," recruits Celia as a spy, the tides of war begin to shift. This classic historical novel captures the fervor of 18th-century Charleston, the American Revolution, and a woman who risked her life for the patriot cause.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556527876
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
Rediscovered Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
216,880
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Gwen Bristow was the author of Calico Palace, Golden Dreams, Jubilee Trail, This Side of Glory, and Tomorrow Is Forever. Sara Donati is the author of Dawn on a Distant Shore, Fire Along the Sky, Into the Wilderness, Lake in the Clouds, and Queen of Swords.

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Briana More than 1 year ago
This was the first really "grownup" book I was ever allowed to read. I have read it many times over the past 45 years. I actually did a book report on it in school. It gives a very believable rendition of Charleston, South Carolina during the Revolutionary War.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I rarely re-read books -- too many unread ones out there -- but I read this when it first came out in the 60s and have re-read it many times over the years. Good story, good history, wonderful characters. It practically requires a trip to Charleston when you finish. This is where I first fell in love with Francis Marion and then went on to teach high school history. I am so happy that they are republishing the book.
JaniLori More than 1 year ago
I first read this book when in high school. ( late 1960's) and fell in love with reading. Since then I have read read at least 6 times and I still find new things. Waiting for it as an eBook and will read many more times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my absolute favorites! I love how real the story feels while still incorporating so much of the revolutionary war. Plus I'm s sucker for a good romance and this has a great story that has as many twists and turns as realistic life can dish out. I just love it- I've been waiting for an electronic version for a long time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this historial novel. I read it many years ago and have now read it again. It is still as fabulous as ever!
pawAC More than 1 year ago
I love historical fiction, I love Charleston, and I love reading about strong women. This book has it all!
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jjcookiebaker More than 1 year ago
I like to tell my 8th grade students that this was the "hot romance" being passed around when I was their age. It is actually a very good description of ordinary people living through the Revolution, showing how many were ambivalent to the cause until pushed to take sides. Gwen Bristow's books are a fun way to learn history. My issue in re-reading the book is with the very un-PC references: "servants" (never called slaves) and "colored folk" are portrayed as childlike family members. It is not clear if this is historically acurate to 1779 or to 1959 when the book was written. The book is somewhat slow starting, but there is lots of action and adventure once it gets going.
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