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Books:English Literature:19th Century Women Authors From ZH BOOKS


The Fate of Madame La Tour. A Tale of Great Salt Lake + A Small Archive of Contemporary Newspaper Clippings with Anti-Mormon Articles

By Paddock, Mrs. A. G.

New York: Fords, Howard, & Hurlbert, 1881. Hardcover. First edition; 5 x 7; pp. 352; red cloth over boards illustrated and titled in black; a few small nicks to tips of spine; small bump to upper corner of front boards; cloth on spine a bit sun-faded; minor repair to upper corner of first blank leaf; very good. An anti-Mormon novel, combining fiction with Utah history. Tipped-in in a small plastic sleeve are four (what appear to be contemporary) newspaper clippings with articles titled: "Another Mormon Horror," "Still Alive," "Utah's Curse," etc.


[Early Publisher's Cloth Binding] The Linwoods; Or, "Sixty Years Since" in America [In Two Volumes]

By By The Author Of

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836. Hardcover. Second printing; 4 1/2 x 7 1/2; vol. I pp. 288, vol. II pp. 286; reddish-pink embossed cloth over boards; paper spine labels; small rubbed spots to corners and a small bump to upper corner of front board; a few small nicks and chips to tips of spine; cloth on spine a bit sun-faded; foxing mostly contained to first and last several pages with occasional spotting throughout; overall very good-. Catharine Sedgwick (1789 – 1867) was best known for her novels in what was called "domestic fiction" genre. The female characters in her works were most often spirited nonconformists who did not bow to the stereotype of women's conduct and behavior of the times. In fact, she was one Edgar Allan Poe's favorite authors and he was known to had referred to her current book as the best novel written by an American female novelist. 'The Linwoods' was a historical romance set during the American Revolution. Quite uncommon.


The Chaplet of Pearls; Or, The White and Black Ribaumont [In Two Volumes]

By Yonge, Charlotte M.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1868. Hardcover. First edition; 5 x 7 1/2; vol. I pp. 318, vol. II pp. 284; light blue cloth over boards (also published in green cloth with the blue variation much more uncommon); brown morocco label with title in gilt; small rubbed spots to corners; age-toning to spine; slight darkening and a faint ripple to cloth along margins of boards; pages mostly very clean with a few spots of foxing to first and last pages only; very good-. Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823 – 1901) was a prolific British author, writing more than 150 novels during her career, and a favorite writer to Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, and Lord Tennyson among others. She was also known for donating large portions of her earnings to funding charitable endeavors. Her current work was a historical novel set in 16th-century France during the peak of the Hugenots' persecutions.