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The Duke Of Stockbridge: A Romance Of Shays' Rebellion

By: Edward Bellamy
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Duke of Stockbridge: A Romance of Shays' Rebellion" is a historical novel by Edward Bellamy, set during the period of the American Revolution and the Shays' Rebellion. The story revolves around the character of Richard Hunter, a wealthy landowner in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. As the story unfolds, Richard becomes involved in the rebellion, a popular uprising of debt-ridden farmers against the government's policies. Despite his wealth and social status, Richard sympathizes with the farmers and their struggle for economic justice. Alongside the political conflict, the novel also explores the romantic relationship between Richard and his childhood sweetheart, Lucy. As they navigate the challenges of their relationship and the political turmoil of the rebellion, the two characters must confront their own beliefs and values. Through the character of Richard, Bellamy explores themes of social justice and the responsibility of the wealthy and powerful towards the less fortunate. The novel also highlights the human cost of political conflict and the personal sacrifices made by individuals caught up in larger historical events. Overall, "The Duke of Stockbridge" is a compelling and thought-provoking historical novel that sheds light on a critical period in American history and the human drama of the people involved in it.

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Edward Bellamy

American novelist, writer, and political activist Edward Bellamy (March 26, 1850 – May 22, 1898) is best known for his utopian novel Looking Backward. A large number of "Nationalist Clubs" were established as a result of Bellamy's optimistic outlook on a peaceful future. One of the 19th century's greatest financially successful works was his utopian masterpiece Looking Backward. Early in the 1890s, Bellamy founded a publication called The New Nation and started to promote joint action between the numerous Nationalist Clubs and the budding Populist Party. Edward Bellamy was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Bellamy studied for two semesters at Union College of Schenectady, New York. He briefly studied law but abandoned that field without ever practicing as a lawyer. Bellamy married Emma Augusta Sanderson in 1882 and had two children. At the age of 25, Bellamy developed tuberculosis, the disease that would ultimately kill him. He passed away when he was 48 years old. In 1971, his Massachusetts house of all time was named a National Historic Landmark. He has a street Bellamy Road in Toronto named after him.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 238 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358017333
  • ISBN-13: 9789358017335
  • Item Weight: 285.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 13.3 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / Canada / General,Literary Criticism / Canadian,Literary Collections / American / General