Margaret Junkin Preston : a biography

by Coulling, Mary P.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Reference Stack Area r PS2663 .C68 1993
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Pennsylvania Dept. - Reference Stack Area
Call Number  r PS2663 .C68 1993
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Born and raised in Pennsylvania, poet Preston (1820-1897) moved with her family to Lexington, Va., when she was 28, and became well-known for verse reflecting a Southern sensibility. In this study drawing heavily on family letters, Coulling ( The Lee Girls ) attributes Preston's commitment to the Confederate cause during the Civil War to her love for her husband, Major John Preston, and to her warm regard for ``Stonewall'' Jackson, the famed Civil War general who had married her sister. Although her poetry was published widely in her lifetime, Preston's sentimental and frequently unpolished lyrics have mostly been forgotten. Coulling's attempt to rescue Preston from obscurity is marred by an overly sympathetic attitude toward her subject and an undue understanding for slave holders. Illustrations not seen by PW. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects Preston, Margaret Junkin, -- 1820-1897.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Lexington (Va.) -- Biography.
Publisher Winston-Salem, N.C. :J.F. Blair,1993
Language English
Description xiv, 274 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [248]-264) and index.
ISBN 0895871025 :
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