Fair Play – Sequel “How He Won Her.”
Fair Play – If you suffer under the misconception that 19th century fiction is boring. This novel and its second volume, How He Won Her, should change your mind. The story follows heroine Britomarte as she strives to prove her ingenuity, independence, and intelligence. Not to mention sword fighting skills during the American Civil War.
You’ve ever wanted to read about a 19th century lady? She stealing a sword from a Confederate pirate and using it to take him down on the rolling deck of a ship.
Emma Dorothy Southworth (1819-1899) wrote of more than 60 novels in the latter part of the 19th century. She probably the most widely read author of that era.
Southworth’s first story, The Irish Refugee, published in the Baltimore Saturday Visitor. Some of her earliest works appeared in The National Era, the newspaper that printed Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The bulk of her work appeared as a serial in Robert Bonner’s The New York Ledger. He widely read in the 1850s and 1860s.
Her first novel, Retribution, a serial for The National Era publish in book form in 1846. She gave up teach and became a regular contributor to various periodicals.
Her best known work The Hidden Hand. It first appeared in serial form in The New York Ledger in 1859. Serialized in 1868-69, and 1883. In book form first appearing in 1888. Her novels deal with the Southern United States during the post American Civil War.