New York: Frank A. Munsey, 1897. . 8vo, dark-green cloth in remarkable condition with only tiny traces of wear at corners and the foot of the spine A quite remarkable survivor. This is the First Edition and NOT a book printed on demand. Wright III 3506.We have been unable to find out anything at all about the author. Set in an unspecified part of Virginia, it does not quite "ring true" as a piece of southern writing. It seems rather to be what a northern author thought a southern author might write!A rather mawkish tale of a Bohemian woman of "actressy mien being thrown to the wolves in the shape of the women of the FFV (First Families of Virginia) and their interwoven connections with the Best Families of the South. Her husband a true FFV comes back to his home-town with this young bride and is shunned by most, if not all "society". She, of course, prevails, but then decides with her husband to sell the old place "Castle Hill" and move back to their cozy flat in New York--"It will be sweet not to think of other people's ways. I never want Dolly [her daughter] to know that there are any ways but the simple, natural ones." (Inventory #: 2500)
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