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Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty

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Miss Ravenels Conversion is important in American literary history as the first novel to depict the Civil War with realism. Its battlefield scenes owe much to John De Forests own experience as a captain in that conflict. But in 1867 genteel readers were affronted by De Forests frank view of war and sex. Though praised by William Dean Howells, the novel was forgotten after De Forests death in 1906. It was later rediscovered by Van Wyck Brooks and other critics.

Modern readers will enjoy this story of a southern woman who comes to New Boston with her father in 1861, opposes his views on secession and abolition, and is changed forever by the great war. Some critics have called the charming Lillie Ravenel the first realistic heroine in American fiction.

About the Author

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

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ISBN:
9780803266155
Introduction:
Gravett, Sharon L.
Author:
Gravett, Sharon L.
Introduction by:
Gravett, Sharon L.
Introduction:
Gravett, Sharon L.
Author:
Gravett, Sharon L.
Author:
De Forest, John William
Author:
Forest, John William de
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Women -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
second
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
466
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 1.13 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » World History » General

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