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The Kentuckian In New-York Or, The Adventures Of Three Southerns Volume 1

By: William Alexander Caruthers
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Kentuckian In New-York: Or, The Adventures Of Three Southerns Volume 1" is a novel written by William Alexander Caruthers, depicting the adventures of three friends from Kentucky who journey to New York City in search of fortune. Set against the backdrop of antebellum America, it intricately weaves themes of friendship, ambition, and societal change. Caruthers skillfully navigates the clash between Southern culture and the urban landscape, offering a rich tapestry of characters and situations. The narrative brims with humor, drama, and social commentary, providing insights into the complexities of 19th-century American life. As the protagonists navigate the challenges of urban society, they confront moral dilemmas and grapple with their identities in a rapidly evolving world. Through vivid storytelling, Caruthers captures the essence of both the charm and the struggles inherent in the pursuit of success. "The Kentuckian In New-York" stands as a testament to the enduring themes of human experience, offering a compelling portrayal of life during a transformative period in American history.

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William Alexander Caruthers

William Alexander Caruthers was an American novelist. William Alexander Caruthers was born in 1802 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. His uncle Archibald Alexander was the fourth President of Hampden-Sydney College. He attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) and later studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He relocated to Savannah, Georgia, in 1837 and died there in 1846. Caruthers' debut novel, The Kentuckian In New York, published in 1834, is notable for expressing doubt about slavery and suggesting that termination was unfeasible at the time. The novel has a subplot involving a narrowly escaped slave revolt, most likely influenced by Nat Turner's rebellion. Some credit a brief inclusion of an Arabic-language letter by a slave with influencing a similar subplot in Edgar Allan Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1838). His subsequent and more well-known works include The Cavaliers of Virginia, or the Recluse of Jamestown, and The Knights of the Horse Shoe, a romanticized account of the historic Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Expedition, also known as the Transmontane Expedition.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 142pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362769042
  • ISBN-13: 9789362769046
  • Item Weight: 184.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 8.21mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure