The Forayers: Or the Raid of the Dog Days

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Juli 2003



Historical novelist William Gilmore Simms first published The Forayers in 1855 at the peak of his reputation and ability. Simms had set out to create a prose epic through a series of linked novels detailing American history and struggles from early colonization to the mid-nineteenth century. The Forayers, which was the sixth book in his series of eight Revolutionary War novels set in the South, describes events around Orangeburg, South Carolina, before the Battle of Eutaw Springs (itself covered in this novel's sequel, Eutaw). It features such characters as Hell-fire Dick, a hardhearted, foul-mouthed looter under Tory protection. Simms hoped his readers would find this book "a bold, brave, masculine story; frank, ardent, vigorous; faithful to humanity." He described it to a friend as "fresh and original" and wrote that "the characterization (is) as truthful as forcible. It is at once a novel of society & a romance."


David W. Newton is a noted Simms scholar and a professor of English at the State University of West Georgia. John Caldwell Guilds is Distinguished Professor in Humanities at the University of Arkansas. He has published extensively on Simms and has served as the editor of many of his works.
EAN: 9781557287410
ISBN: 1557287414
Untertitel: 'SIMMs Series'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2003
Seitenanzahl: 559 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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