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Thomas C. DeLeon, Four years in Rebel capitals: an inside view of life in the southern confederacy, from birth to death. 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 18, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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scenes from every-day life. They introduced us to persons we knew, or might have known; and the people read them generally and liked them. Mrs. Ritchie (Anna Cora Mowatt) was also prolific of novels, extracted principally from her fund of stage experience. Piquant and bright, with a dash of humor and more than a dash of sentiment, Mrs. Ritchie's books had many admirers and more friends. The South-west, too, had given us the Household of Bouverie and Beulah; and it was reserved for Miss Augusta Evans, author of the latter, to furnish the only novel-almost the only book-published within the South during continuance of the war. The only others I can now recallemanating from southern pens and entirely made in the South-were Mrs. A. de V. Chaudron's translation of Miilbach's Joseph II., and Dr. Wm. Sheppardson's collection of War poetry of the South. This is not an imposing array of prose writers, and it may be incomplete; but it is very certain that there are not many omissions.