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Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia

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The first of William Gilmore Simms's Border Romance series, this is a vividly accurate and entertaining account of two very different societies in frontier Georgia during the height of the gold-rush era.
Published February 1st 1993 by University of Arkansas Press
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Sep 27, 2011 J. Alfred rated it it was ok
I got this book from a website called "Forgotten Books." Reading it helped me understand why it got that way.
It is one of the worst examples of sentimentalism I've ever come across, as well as being wildly unbalanced: one moment you'll be laughing at an honestly funny scene, the next, somebody's being killed in a strange mix of graphic violence and bathos. There is also an underlying message that mothers, representing society as a whole (but still very much themselves) are responsible for much
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William Gilmore Simms (April 17, 1806 – June 11, 1870) was a poet, novelist and historian from the American South whose novels achieved great prominence during the 19th century, with Edgar Allan Poe pronouncing him the best novelist America had ever produced. In recent decades, though, Simms' novels have fallen out of favor, although he is still known among literary scholars as a major force in ...more
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