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At the Twelfth Hour: Selected Short Stories of Joseph A. Altsheler

At the Twelfth Hour: Selected Short Stories of Joseph A. Altsheler

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Joseph A. Altsheler was probably the most popular American author of boys' fiction in the first half of the twentieth century. Although his peak of popularity is past, his novels are frequently listed on ebay and find a ready audience. New printings of his most popular novels are still being issued. Despite his popularity, there has never been a collection of his short stories until now. Many of these short stories are of historical and literary interest to a general and academic audience, particularly in Kentucky where many of his stories are set. The contents of At the Twelfth Hour reflect original research about Altsheler's fiction, as well as nine of his best stories.

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ISBN-13: 9780761838609
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Robert M. McIlvaine is Professor of English at Slippery Rock University. He has published many articles on American authors including Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen Crane, Ernest Hemingway, Robert E. Howard and others. For the last five years, he has been researching the undeservedly neglected works of Joseph A. Altsheler.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Section I: Civil War Stories Chapter 3 Chapter 1. At the Twelfth Hour: A Tale of a Battle Chapter 4 Chapter 2. After the Battle Chapter 5 Chapter 3. The Break of Day Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Guard No. 10 Chapter 7 Chapter 5. The Retreat of the Ten Part 8 Section II: Adventure Stories Chapter 9 Chapter 6. The Escape Chapter 10 Chapter 7. The Island Chute Chapter 11 Chapter 8. The Lone Huntsman Chapter 12 Chapter 9. In Sheep's Clothing Part 13 Section III: Autobiographical Essay Chapter 14 Chapter 10. What the Home-comers Saw Part 15 About the Author

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