MARY DERWENT

By: Stephens, Ann S. (Ann Sophia) , (1810-1886.)

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Historical Novel; PENNSYLVANIA; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Copied from Library of Congress: LC Control Number: 08012412 Type of Material: Text (Book, Microform, Electronic, etc. ) Brief Description: Stephens, Ann S. (Ann Sophia) , 1810-1886.Mary Derwent [a novel] By Ann S. Stephens. Philadelphia, T. B. Peterson [c1858]408 p. 19 cm. Historical novel of the WyomingValley, Pennsylvania .................... CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. THE VALLEY OF WYOMING, 9 CHAPTER II. HOLY INFLUENCES, 14 CHAPTER III. THE CRUEL ENLIGHTENMENT, 17 CHAPTER IV. THE HEMLOCK HOLLOW, 21 CHAPTER V. THE FOREST WALK, 27 CHAPTER VI. THE ISLAND COVE, 34 CHAPTER VII. TAHMEROO, 42 CHAPTER VIII. THE TEMPTER AND THE TEMPEST, 47 CHAPTER IX. THE WOODLAND LODGE, 55 CHAPTER X. THE MISSIONARY'S CABIN, 68 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- -----Page vi view page imageCHAPTER XI. CATHARINE'S CONFESSION, 71 CHAPTER XII. MY FATHER'S WARD, 77 CHAPTER XIII. MY HUSBAND, 84 CHAPTER XIV. A NEW WORLD, 89 CHAPTER XV. STRUGGLES AND PENALTIES, 98 CHAPTER XVI. THE STOLEN VISIT, 108 CHAPTER XVII. THE WEDDING FESTIVAL, 109 CHAPTER XVIII. DREAMS AND FANTASIES, 116 CHAPTER XIX. THE LOST YEAR, 122 CHAPTER XX. THE COTTAGE AND THE WIPDERNESS [WILDERNESS], 131 CHAPTER XXI. QUEEN ESTHER, 134 CHAPTER XXII. THE DEATH-FIRE AND THE SACRIFICE, 139 CHAPTER XXIII. THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT, 144 CHAPTER XXIV. SAVAGE STATESMANSHIP, 153 CHAPTER XXV. THE CASKET OF JEWELS, 159 : : A tale of the early American settlers. A tale issued in America in 1858 as a prize novel in a periodical, and for it Mrs. Stephens received $400. Later, in the same year, it appeared in a somewhat expanded form as a book. Published by Peterson & Brother, in Philadelphia. Copied from NIU Edu website: Date: The 1770's and 1786.Catharine Derwent and two granddaughters, Mary, a hunchback, and her sister Jane, live on an island in the Susquehanna River, near Wilkes-barre. An Indian chief in a near-by encampment has an English wife, who, having had an affair, not very clearly indicated, with Grenville Murray, stages a mock suicide and flees to America, can-nily taking with her nearly £100,000. She and the chief have a daughter, Tahmaroo, who is seduced by Granville Murray's son (known in America as Walter Butler). He wishes to marry Jane Derwent, but the chief's wife gives him the alternative of marrying Tahmaroo with a dowry of £70,000, or of being turned over to the mercies of the Indian warriors. He chooses the former. A year later comes the Revolution, and Butler plots with the Indians to destroy the inhabitants of Wyoming Valley. Some of the dwellers in the valley escape, but in the flight Catharine is killed and Butler is badly wounded. He reforms and with his Indian wife goes to England. Mary Derwent becomes the caretaker of the children of Jane Derwent and Edward Clark. Ex-LIb (Nestorean, Phila) , blind stmaped cloth with faded gilt spine, half of front free end paper missing, light penciling of second free end paper and title page, contents pulling away from spine, wear binding- see graphic, contents complete.. Scarce

Title: MARY DERWENT

Author Name: Stephens, Ann S. (Ann Sophia) , (1810-1886.)

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: T B Peterson and Brothers: 1858

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair with no dust jacket

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