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Betty Alden: the first-born daughter of the Pilgrims
     

Betty Alden: the first-born daughter of the Pilgrims

by Jane G. Austin
 

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Jane G. Austin's follow up to Standish of Standish. Betty Alden follows events in the Plymouth Colony primarily though the well-drawn characters – first-generation Priscilla and John Alden and Myles and Barbara Standish, and second-generation Elizabeth Alden and Lora Standish.

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Jane G. Austin's follow up to Standish of Standish. Betty Alden follows events in the Plymouth Colony primarily though the well-drawn characters – first-generation Priscilla and John Alden and Myles and Barbara Standish, and second-generation Elizabeth Alden and Lora Standish.

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The book is more story than novel, for it deals in leisurely fashion with a great many of the early settlers of the colony on Massachusetts Bay. It is a readable and pleasing tale, avoiding the blunder of imagining that the colonists thought only of worshipping the Lord. The men and women are every-day creatures, quite as busied with crops and household cares, and with the extra care of keeping the Indians at a safe distance, while the young people are as full of fun, love, mischief and jealousi

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013981607
Publisher:
Informationist Co
Publication date:
02/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
436 KB

Meet the Author

Jane Goodwin Austin (Feb. 25, 1851 - March 30, 1894), born Mary Jane Goodwin, was an American writer, notable for her popular stories of the time. During her lifetime, she was the author of 24 books and numerous short stories. Her friends throughout her life were some of the most well-known American authors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Louisa May Alcott.

Austin was born on February 25, 1831, in Worcester, Massachusetts to Isaac Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammatt. Jane's father died in 1833, when she was only two. Behind him, he left a large archive of historical and legal documents from the Pilgrims. Her works, a large portion of which were historical fiction, were accurate and reasonable through the impact her father's love of history had had on her. As a child, she was educated at nine different private schools in Boston.

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