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Lewis Rand

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Written in 1908 by classic American novelist Mary Johnston, Lewis Rand features characters drawn with wonderful psychological penetration. Set amid the splendid chaos of the Jeffersonian era, where the great men of the day -- from Jefferson himself to Aaron Burr and many others -- take stage, it is nonetheless a personal character study of one man driven by the will to ...more
Hardcover, 524 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published October 9th 2005)
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Lewis Rand is a poor farm boy who makes himself into a success, which normally would have the reader cheering. Then he throws everything he's accomplished away, which leaves the reader disgusted.
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The daughter of an American Civil War soldier who became a successful lawyer, Mary Johnston was born in the small town of Buchanan, Virginia. A small and frail girl, she was educated at home by family and tutors. She grew up with a love of books and was financially independent enough to devote herself to writing.

Johnston wrote historical books and novels that often combined romance with history. H
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