Pioneers of the Old South: A Chronicle of English Colonial Beginnings

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Mary Johnston (1870-1936) was an American novelist and women's rights advocate. Johnston wrote historical books and novels that often combined romance with history. Her first book Prisoners of Hope (1898) dealt with colonial times in Virginia as did her second novel To Have and to Hold (1900) and 1904's Sir Mortimer. The Goddess of Reason (1907) uses the theme of the French Revolution and in Lewis Rand (1908), the author portrayed political life at the dawn of the 19th century. To Have and to Hold was serialised ...
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Mary Johnston (1870-1936) was an American novelist and women's rights advocate. Johnston wrote historical books and novels that often combined romance with history. Her first book Prisoners of Hope (1898) dealt with colonial times in Virginia as did her second novel To Have and to Hold (1900) and 1904's Sir Mortimer. The Goddess of Reason (1907) uses the theme of the French Revolution and in Lewis Rand (1908), the author portrayed political life at the dawn of the 19th century. To Have and to Hold was serialised in The Atlantic Monthly in 1899 and published in 1900 by Houghton Mifflin. The book proved enormously popular and according to the New York Times was the bestselling novel in the United States in 1900. Johnston's next work titled Audrey was the 5th bestselling book in the U.S. in 1902, as was Sir Mortimer in 1904. Beyond her native America, Johnston's novels were also very popular in Canada and in England. Other works include The Long Roll (1911), Cease Firing (1912), Hagar (1913), The Witch (1914), The Wanderers (1917), and Foes (1918).
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  • ISBN-13: 9781406535266
  • Publisher: Dodo Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,103,136
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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Mary Johnston (1870-1936) was a bestselling American romantic and historical novelist. Born in Virginia to a Civil War veteran and successful lawyer, Johnston had deep interest in both European and American history. Several of her works proved to be bestsellers and were adapted for film. She was an ardent supporter of women's rights during her lifetime.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Highly recommend Pioneers of the Old South

    A classic in historical review of the era. Lists names of area and events. Consequently the publisher often reprints the book for those who are interested upon request directly to them. Others are often available online via BN, Amazon, and directly via the Pblisher. It's worthwhile to be able to read the book in its entirety to determine if is worth acquiring via the publisher or other sources in hard copy.
    Text is tranferred in the digital process and readable where many have strange associations applied in the transfer process.Educationally it reminds us of how fragile we were in the 'youth' of this country and how the areas developed into the states they became. Worthy to read and have, thanks!

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