The Two Sisters by Mrs. Southworth


Long had the young creature suffered in silence, rather than disturb the rest of the family domestics, whose old-fashioned regularity had sent them to bed, as usual, at a very early hour ; and not until amid pain and terror she had partly lost her self-command, did she pull the bell-rope, ringing a peal that presently brought her nurse from the next room—the young lady’s dressing-room—where a cot had been placed for her temporary accommodation. This matron was no Mrs. Gamp, but one of those skillful, neat-handed, kind-hearted, cheerful and comfortable old ladies, who are not only a great consolation, but a real luxury in illness.


Two sisters, or, Virginia and Magdalene.

Two Sisters – a novel by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth.

Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte 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.


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