This is the fifteenth Scribner Illustrated Classic to be made available to present-day readers. The original canvases have been newly photographed and reproduced with exceptional fidelity for this edition, and the text and the pen drawings have been reproduced from the first edition.
About the Author
Boyd served overseas with the Army Ambulance Service in World War I. After World War I, he experienced ill health, and retired to Weymouth, a house his grandfather built in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Boyd's first book, Drums, was set in Edenton, North Carolina, and has been called the best novel written about the American Revolution.