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Lady Baltimore

By: Owen Wister
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Lady Baltimore" by Owen Wister intricately weaves a tapestry of Southern romance set against the backdrop of Charleston's rich historical fiction. Within this vibrant culture and society, love blossoms amidst the complexities of tradition and family. Yet, beneath the surface, simmering conflicts of identity and race threaten to disrupt the delicate balance of honor and hospitality. Wister masterfully explores the depths of prejudice, highlighting the tensions that arise when societal norms clash with individual values. Amidst this turmoil, the characters navigate their way through a landscape fraught with challenges, seeking to uphold the cherished traditions of the South while confronting the harsh realities of prejudice. Through their journeys, the true meaning of honor and the transformative power of love are revealed. As the story unfolds, readers are drawn into a world where the echoes of the past reverberate through the present, shaping the destinies of those who inhabit it. "Lady Baltimore" stands as a poignant reminder of the enduring power of love and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity, offering a compelling glimpse into a bygone era filled with both beauty and strife.

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Owen Wister

American author and historian Owen Wister, who lived from July 14, 1860, to July 21, 1938, is regarded as the "father" of Western fiction. His work on The Virginian and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant are most renowned. On July 14, 1860, Owen Wister was born in Germantown, a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the northwest. His father, affluent surgeon Owen Jones Wister, was raised in Grumblethorpe in Germantown. With the publication of The New Swiss Family Robinson, a spoof of the 1812 book The Swiss Family Robinson, Wister launched his literary career. It earned such positive reviews that Mark Twain wrote Wister a letter admiring it. Wister was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of The Franklin Inn Club, a member of numerous literary organizations, and a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers. Wister wed Mary Channing, his second cousin, in 1898. The couple have six kids together. Mary passed away in 1913 while giving birth. In 1933, Marina Wister, their daughter, wed the painter Andrew Dasburg. Wister died in 1938 at his Saunderstown, Rhode Island, residence. He is interred in Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 232 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362763559
  • ISBN-13: 9789362763556
  • Item Weight: 301.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 13.0mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Romance / General