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Johnston, Prisoners of Hope Colonial Virginia 1stEd. 1900 Novel
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"Prisoners of Hope: A Tale of Colonial Virginia" by Mary Johnston, published by Houghton and Mifflin, Boston and New York, 1900, First Edition, later printing [Houghton issued 1st printing in 1898]; illustrated with frontispiece.

Hard boards, original decorated cloth, gold lettering on spine [a little wear]; 5" x 8"; stamp of John Griff Edwards on the front endpaper and dedication page, 378 pages, very little soiling, very good condition.

"Prisoners of Hope" is the first novel by the Virginia-born writer Mary Johnston. An action-adventure story and romance set in Gloucester County in 1663, the novel is based in part on the Gloucester County Conspiracy, a planned rebellion by indentured servants who intended to march to the home of Governor Sir William Berkeley and demand their freedom. The hero of Prisoners of Hope is Godfrey Landless, a convict laborer in Virginia who once fought for Oliver Cromwell. Landless takes charge in planning a servant rebellion, only to fall in love with his master's daughter, Patricia. When his plans are revealed, Landless is imprisoned, but eventually wins Patricia's love by saving her from a band of Virginia Indians... Critics from London to New York praised the novel when it was released, and Johnston went on to become a best-selling author.." [Brendan Wolfe]

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From the library of J. Griff Edwards, Portsmouth, Virginia, stamp is on the front endpaper and dedication page.

John Griff Edwards (1870-1912) belonged to the old established settler families in Virginia. His father and uncles served in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War. The grandfather, LeRoy Griffin Edwards (1804-1866), was the president of the Confederate Convention of 1864. John's wife, Mrs. J. Griff Edwards founded and led the first of the United Confederate Choirs of America (1907). After that she was elected the Commander in Chief of the 'United Confederate Choirs.' In 1911 she published a volume titled "Echoes From Dixie A Collection of Songs Used in the South."

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Johnston, Prisoners of Hope Colonial Virginia 1stEd. 1900 Novel

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"Prisoners of Hope: A Tale of Colonial Virginia" by Mary Johnston, published by Houghton and Mifflin, Boston and New York, 1900, First Edition, later printing [Houghton issued 1st printing in 1898]; illustrated with frontispiece.

Hard boards, original decorated cloth, gold lettering on spine [a little wear]; 5" x 8"; stamp of John Griff Edwards on the front endpaper and dedication page, 378 pages, very little soiling, very good condition.

"Prisoners of Hope" is the first novel by the Virginia-born writer Mary Johnston. An action-adventure story and romance set in Gloucester County in 1663, the novel is based in part on the Gloucester County Conspiracy, a planned rebellion by indentured servants who intended to march to the home of Governor Sir William Berkeley and demand their freedom. The hero of Prisoners of Hope is Godfrey Landless, a convict laborer in Virginia who once fought for Oliver Cromwell. Landless takes charge in planning a servant rebellion, only to fall in love with his master's daughter, Patricia. When his plans are revealed, Landless is imprisoned, but eventually wins Patricia's love by saving her from a band of Virginia Indians... Critics from London to New York praised the novel when it was released, and Johnston went on to become a best-selling author.." [Brendan Wolfe]

Provenance:

From the library of J. Griff Edwards, Portsmouth, Virginia, stamp is on the front endpaper and dedication page.

John Griff Edwards (1870-1912) belonged to the old established settler families in Virginia. His father and uncles served in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War. The grandfather, LeRoy Griffin Edwards (1804-1866), was the president of the Confederate Convention of 1864. John's wife, Mrs. J. Griff Edwards founded and led the first of the United Confederate Choirs of America (1907). After that she was elected the Commander in Chief of the 'United Confederate Choirs.' In 1911 she published a volume titled "Echoes From Dixie A Collection of Songs Used in the South."

Note:
Country restrictions may apply - the lesser expansive Priority or 1st Class shipping may not be available to all countries.

US: Priority (c.2-4 days) ---------- $12.50
Canada: 1st Class (c.2-8 weeks) --- $26.50
World: 1st Class (c.2-8 weeks) ---- $34.50
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