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Beulah

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Augusta Jane Evans, one of the most popular domestic novelists of the latter half of the nineteenth century, was born in 1835 in Columbus, Georgia, but spent most of her life in Mobile, Alabama. She was the author of eight novels, of which Beulah, published in 1859, was the second. Like many previously overlooked nineteenth-century women writers, Evans is now the subject o ...more
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Published August 1st 1992 by Lsu Press (first published 1859)
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Norma Neal
Jul 10, 2013 Norma Neal rated it liked it
As a child, I would've given this book 5 stars but as an adult, I give it 3. I loved the story when I read it, I lived the story with Beulah, I suffered with Beulah. I was very religious at the time and they seemed to gloss over Claudia even then because, I always thought, she wasn't a blonde. Cordelia, whom she saved, went on to become successful in life (from what I remember) and Beulah went on to marry the professor. The book is not in print anymore, and the font is too small for me to re-rea ...more
Nicole G.
Beulah - where to begin? An orphan girl thrown on the cold world, separated from her younger sister, she must make her own living. Beulah can be a bit much at times, arrogantly proud and refusing to take charity from anyone, but for the era in which this was written, I have to give Ms. Evans credit for making her heroine determined to be well-educated. Sometimes in the novel, the prose gets bogged down in religious and metaphysical references, which slowed me down.
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Aug 12, 2013 Marilyn rated it liked it
I liked the book but found myself glossing over the wordy bits. It is rather too much the same themes as St Elmo in some ways. It was a worthy read, but I could not rate it as highly as St Elmo!
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I struggled all the way to the end of this one. No surprises here. I don't mind the Victorian prose so much, but dear Beulah was just a little too much for me.
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Reading on my nook and there are a lot of misspelled words.
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Augusta Jane Wilson, or Augusta Evans Wilson, (May 8, 1835 – May 9, 1909) was an American Southern author and one of the pillars of Southern literature. She wrote nine novels: Inez (1850), Beulah (1859), Macaria (1863), St. Elmo (1866), Vashti (1869), Infelice (1875), At the Mercy of Tiberius (1887), A Speckled Bird (1902), and Devota (1907). Given her support for the Confederate States of America ...more
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