This 1922 novel features Jason Burrage, a murderer who strikes gold in California. Upon returning home to New England, he is greeted with suspicion . . . until he meets the beautiful Honora Canderay. The New York Times called the novel "a piece of literary artistry of which almost any author might well be proud."
About the Author
Joseph Hergesheimer (1880–1954) initially hoped to be a painter, but eventually turned to writing. His study of painting is thought to have informed the pictorial details in his fiction. Admired by H. L. Mencken, Hergesheimer’s reputation wavered – from being voted “most important American writer” in 1922 to being almost unknown at the time of his death. He is best remembered for the novels Three Black Pennies and Java Head.