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by Owen Wister
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It is doubtful that any other author has so accurately touched the keynote of the real South, or contrasted it so shrewdly with that of the North.
This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1906 edition by The Macmillan Company, New York.
But you have noticed--have you not?--how, whenever a few people gather together and style themselves something, and choose a president, and eight or nine vice-presidents, and a secretary and a treasurer, and a committee on elections, and then let it be known that almost nobody else is qualified to belong to it, that there springs up immediately in hundreds and thou- sands of breasts a fiery craving to get into that body?
About the Author
Owen Wister (18601938) was a native of Germantown, Pennsylvania. His maternal grandparents were Pierce Butler, a welltodo Georgia planter, and Fanny Kemble, the Shakespearean actress and author of the Journal of Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 18381839. A Harvard classmate and friend of Theodore Roosevelt, in his adult life he practiced law in Philadelphia. A prolific writer, he was the author of short stories and novels, of which The Virginian (1902) is the best known. Lady Baltimore was published in 1906.
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