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The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset: Consisting of a Narrative by a Retainer, Mr. Henry Hawthorne, along with the History of Two Households, That of Dorset and Smythe...: A Novel
     

The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset: Consisting of a Narrative by a Retainer, Mr. Henry Hawthorne, along with the History of Two Households, That of Dorset and Smythe...: A Novel

by Philip Williams
 
Set in a city as lively and absorbing as the novel's writing, The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset is a comic historical epic with a memorable heroine. The novel, while parodying the style of eighteenth-century novelists such as Henry Fielding and William Thackeray, charts the growth of the beautiful Jenny Dorset as she matures from a headstrong child

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Set in a city as lively and absorbing as the novel's writing, The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset is a comic historical epic with a memorable heroine. The novel, while parodying the style of eighteenth-century novelists such as Henry Fielding and William Thackeray, charts the growth of the beautiful Jenny Dorset as she matures from a headstrong child into a tenacious freedom fighter and leader of the Daughters of Liberty as the Revolutionary War approaches. Henry Hawthorne, an astute and witty family servant, narrates this adventure that follows the rise of and humorous feud between two eccentric low-country plantation families. The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset is an exciting and often hilarious novel that is entertaining reading for anyone who loves a good adventure and alluring characters.

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"This raucous burlesque is great fun. . . . Capturing a vivid image of the bustling, historic seaport before and during the British occupation, this sweeping saga weaves a tapestry of the Colonial South. It's graced with bawdy hilarity and its characters' frequent contretemps."--Publishers Weekly

"Part family saga, part historical novel, part picaresque adventure and all grand burlesque, Jenny Dorset comically mirrors the exuberant, brash spirit of the fledgling America in which it is set."--Orlando Sentinel

“Williams' impressive loveable tale . . . is a more enjoyable and descriptive read than it's lengthy title. A refreshing medley of life in the 18th century Charleston, it is seasoned copiously with charming wit, sprightly comedy, and intriguing memorable characters. A truly captivating read, this pleasing narrative is written with a sincere heartfelt timbre and comes alive with animated anecdotes that will evoke chuckling, and searing wit that will leave its mark. . . . Indeed, Williams' noel is a great story-tellers' delight! The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset manifests very engaging humor with every flip of the page. A classic of our day, it will quickly ascend as one of your favorites. Highly recommended."--Bookpleasures.com

Orlando Sentinel

Part family saga, part historical novel, part picaresque adventure and all grand burlesque, Jenny Dorset comically mirrors the exuberant, brash spirit of the fledgling America in which it is set.

Bookpleasures.com

Williams' impressive loveable tale . . . is a more enjoyable and descriptive read than it's lengthy title. A refreshing medley of life in the 18th century Charleston, it is seasoned copiously with charming wit, sprightly comedy, and intriguing memorable characters. A truly captivating read, this pleasing narrative is written with a sincere heartfelt timbre and comes alive with animated anecdotes that will evoke chuckling, and searing wit that will leave its mark. . . . Indeed, Williams' noel is a great story-tellers' delight! The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset manifests very engaging humor with every flip of the page. A classic of our day, it will quickly ascend as one of your favorites. Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820323343
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.33(d)

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Meet the Author

Philip Lee Williams is the author of fifteen books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He lives in Watkinsville, Georgia, and teaches creative writing at the University of Georgia. Learn more at www.philipleewilliams.com

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