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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
First published in 1869. The author of nine novels, Augusta Evans Wilson was a pillar of Southern literature and the first American woman author to earn over $100,000.
Paperback, 356 pages
Published June 7th 2010 by Echo Library (first published 1869)
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Oct 22, 2012 Lily rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Augusta Jane Evans
One of the most heartbreaking books I have ever read. I read this book every night for a week, and seriously felt like crying myself to sleep every night. For those who like a bittersweet story of unrequited love, this is perfect. It reminded me slightly of Pride & Prejudice - but without the happy ending. Ultimately, at the end of the story, we are left with what could have been, what should have been, but was not.

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Sheryl Stinchcum
Augusta Evans Wilson is my favorite Victorian writer. I love her writing style. I enjoyed this book, but not as much as "St. Elmo," "Macaria," "Infelice," and "At the Mercy of Tiberius." I only wish she had opted for a different ending for "Vashti." Otherwise, it was great read.
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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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St. Elmo  Beulah Macaria; or, Altars of Sacrifice Infelice A Speckled Bird (1902)

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