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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
Published August 1st 1992 by Lsu Press
(first published 1859)
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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
Jun 13, 2013 Nicole G. rated it liked it · review of another edition
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.
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 ...moreMore about Augusta Jane Evans...