In the ashes of the Civil War, young Christopher Blake plots revenge against the man who cheated his family, Bill Fletcher. Blake hatches a plan to corrupt the soul of Fletcher’s beloved grandson. The decline of aristocracy is played out as the family’s blind and paralyzed matriarch is led to believe that the Confederacy lives and thrives.
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About the Author
Ellen Glasgow (1873–1945) was a novelist, poet, and short story writer. Coming from a prominent Virginia family, she was a pillar of Richmond society. Despite this, she continued to publish unconventional fiction, with feminist and progressive themes. She was awarded the 1942 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her last novel, This Is Our Life.