Charlemont; Or the Pride of the Village: A Tale of Kentucky (Classic Reprint)

Charlemont; Or the Pride of the Village: A Tale of Kentucky (Classic Reprint)

by William Gilmore Simms
     
 

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Excerpt from Charlemont; Or the Pride of the Village: A Tale of Kentucky

The domestic legend which follows, is founded upon actual events of comparatively recent occurrence in the state of Kentucky. However strange the facts may appear in the sequel - however in conflict with what are usually sup posed to be the sensibilities and characteristics of woman - they

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Excerpt from Charlemont; Or the Pride of the Village: A Tale of Kentucky

The domestic legend which follows, is founded upon actual events of comparatively recent occurrence in the state of Kentucky. However strange the facts may appear in the sequel - however in conflict with what are usually sup posed to be the sensibilities and characteristics of woman - they are yet unquestionably true; most of them having been conclusively established, by the best testimony, before a court of justice. Very terrible, indeed, was the tragedy to which they conducted - one that startled the whole country when it took place, and the mournful interest of which will long be remembered. More on this subject need not be mentioned here. The narrative, it is hoped, will satisfy all the curiosity of the reader. It has been very carefully prepared from and according to the evidence; the art of the romancer being held in close subjection to the historical authorities. I have furnished only the necessary details which would fill such blanks in the story as are of domestic character; taking care that these should accord, in all cases, with the despotic facts. In respect to these, I have seldom appealed to invention.

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ISBN-13:
9781330245309
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/27/2015
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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