New York: Harper, 1867. First Edition. hardcover. A Novel. 521pp., thick 8vo, brown pebbled cloth, gilt-decorated spine; (some pages loose, ex.-lib. ). New York: Harper & Bros., 1867. Very good. very good.
This novel, set in New Orleans during the Civil War, is about a pro-Southern young woman, her pro-Union father, and their experiences with the occupying Union forces. Miss Ravenel's loyal secessionist stand finally gives way and she joins the Union cause. This is considered to be one of the best novels about the politics of the Civil War period and a fine example of American realism. BAL 4605; Wright II, 709.