Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty

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Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty by John William De Forest

"Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty" from John William De Forest. American soldier and writer of realistic fiction (1826-1906).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511732383
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

John W. De Forest’s best-known novel is introduced by Sharon L. Gravett, an associate professor of English at Valdosta State University.

Table of Contents

Suggestions for Further Readingxxxv
A Note on the Textxxxix
Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty
I.Mr. Edward Colburne becomes acquainted with Miss Lillie Ravenel3
II.Miss Ravenel becomes acquainted with Lieutenant-Colonel Carter14
III.Mr. Colburne takes a Segar with Lieutenant-Colonel Carter27
IV.The Dramatic Personages go on a Pic-nic, and study the Ways of New Boston36
V.The Dramatic Personages get News from Bull Run50
VI.Mr. Colburne sees his Way clear to be a Soldier61
VII.Captain Colburne raises a Company, and Colonel Carter a Regiment72
VIII.The Brave bid Good-bye to the Fair86
IX.From New Boston to New Orleans, via Fort Jackson98
X.The Ravenels find Captain Colburne in good Quarters110
XI.New Orleans Life and New Orleans Ladies125
XII.Colonel Carter befriends the Ravenels140
XIII.The Course of True Love begins to run rough154
XIV.Lillie chooses for herself169
XV.Lillie bids Good-bye to the Lover whom she has chosen, and to the Lover whom she would not choose180
XVI.Colonel Carter gains one Victory, and Miss Ravenel another193
XVII.Colonel Carter is entirely victorious before he begins his Campaign206
XVIII.Doctor Ravenel commences the Reorganization of Southern Labor219
XIX.The Reorganization of Southern Labor is continued with Vigor232
XX.Captain Colburne marches and fights with Credit245
XXI.Captain Colburne has Occasion to see Life in a Hospital258
XXII.Captain Colburne re-enforces the Ravenels in Time to aid them in running away271
XXIII.Captain Colburne covers the Retreat of the Southern Labor Organization285
XXIV.A desperate Attack and a successful Defence298
XXV.Domestic Happiness in spite of adverse Circumstances309
XXVI.Captain Colburne describes Camp and Field Life322
XXVII.Colonel Carter makes an Astronomical Expedition with a dangerous Fellow-traveller332
XXVIII.The Colonel continues to be led into Temptation345
XXIX.Lillie reaches the Apotheosis of Womanhood360
XXX.Colonel Carter commits his first ungentlemanly Action372
XXXI.A Torture which might have been spared384
XXXII.A most logical Conclusion396
XXXIII.Lillie devotes herself entirely to the Rising Generation413
XXXIV.Lillie's Attention is recalled to the Rising Generation426
XXXV.Captain Colburne as Mr. Colburne440
XXXVI.A Brace of Offers453
XXXVII.A Marriage465
Explanatory Notes471

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This frequently overlooked novel is a seminal work of American fiction. The author, a veteran of the war, pulled no punches in describing the sights and sounds of battle. Nor did he flinch from portraying the sexual politics of the era with a candor that scandalized his readers. For these reasons, De Forest's work was left to languish in obscurity. Only now are readers beginning to appreciate this as one of the masterpieces of American realism. It is truly a 'great American novel'---a phrase De Forest coined and one which his work lives up to.