Civil War Memories: Lost Tales of the Civil War
  • Civil War Memories: Lost Tales of the Civil War
  • Civil War Memories: Lost Tales of the Civil War

Civil War Memories: Lost Tales of the Civil War

by S. T. Joshi
     
 

America’s Civil War has probably inspired more fictional treatments of wartime experience than all other American wars combined. Civil War Memories presents twenty-one stories and poems that are among the earliest efforts by some of America’s most distinguished writers to capture the drama of the war while it was still fresh in the nation’s…  See more details below

Overview

America’s Civil War has probably inspired more fictional treatments of wartime experience than all other American wars combined. Civil War Memories presents twenty-one stories and poems that are among the earliest efforts by some of America’s most distinguished writers to capture the drama of the war while it was still fresh in the nation’s memory. These rarely seen works of literature explore the War Between the States and its many different aspects from a wide variety of approaches and perspectives: northern and southern, military and civilian, male and female, realistic and fanciful.

Selections include:

  • “My Contraband” by Louisa May Alcott
  • “Three and One are One” by Ambrose Bierce
  • “The Story of a Year” by Henry James
  • “The Three Miraculous Soldiers” by Stephen Crane
  • “Lucretia Smith’s Soldier” by Mark Twain
  • “A Wizard from Gettysburg” by Kate Chopin
  • “A War Debt” by Sarah Orne Jewett

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435111172
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
03/26/2009
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

S.T. Joshi is the world’s leading authority on American writer H.P. Lovecraft and is a respected scholar in the field of supernatural fiction studies. His more than one hundred books include A Much Misunderstood Man: Selected Letters of Ambrose Bierce (with David E. Schultz), H.L. Mencken on American Literature, The Angry Right: Why Conservatives Keep Getting It Wrong, and the anthology Documents of American Prejudice.

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