Miss Ravenels Conversion from Secession to Loyalty



More Panoramic In Scope And Realistic In Its Details Than Crane S Red Badge Of Courage, This Is One Of The First And Best Novels Ever Written About The American Civil War Drawing On His Own Combat Experience With The Union Forces, John W De Forest Crafted A War Novel Like Nothing Before It In The Annals Of American Literature His First Hand Knowledge Of The Wilderness Of Death Made Its Way On To The Pages Of His Riveting Novel With Devastating Effect Whether Depicting The Tedium Before Combat, The Unspoken Horror Of Battle, Or The Grisly Butchery Of The Field Hospital, De Forest Broke New Ground, Anticipating The Realistic War Writings Of Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, And Tim O Brien A Commercial Failure In Its Own Day, De Forest S Story Was Praised By Henry James And William Dean Howells, Who, Comparing It Favorably To War And Peace, Acclaimed The Book One Of The Best American Novels Ever Written For Than Seventy Years, Penguin Has Been The Leading Publisher Of Classic Literature In The English Speaking World With Than 1,700 Titles, Penguin Classics Represents A Global Bookshelf Of The Best Works Throughout History And Across Genres And Disciplines Readers Trust The Series To Provide Authoritative Texts Enhanced By Introductions And Notes By Distinguished Scholars And Contemporary Authors, As Well As Up To Date Translations By Award Winning Translators.Miss Ravenels Conversion from Secession to Loyalty

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  • Paperback
  • 544 pages
  • Miss Ravenels Conversion from Secession to Loyalty
  • John William De Forest
  • English
  • 09 February 2017
  • 0140437576

10 thoughts on “Miss Ravenels Conversion from Secession to Loyalty

  1. says:

    A wonderful 19th century lost classic that nobody has ever heard of I re read the book last week, over 40 after I read it the first time, and it just blew me away More than the first time I have the 1955 edition with an introduction by the editor Gordon S Haight Haight places DeForest above Stephen Crane as a realistic writer at least as far as war are concerned, and I think he s right Although I love Crane s other work, I find Red Badge of Courage unreadable and I ve tried in 3 times M A wonderful 19th century lost classic that nobody has ever heard of I re read the book last week, over 40 after I read it the first time, and it just blew me away More than the first time I have the 1955 edition with an introduction by the editor Gordon S Haight Haight places DeForest above Stephen Crane as a realistic writer at least as far as war are concerned, and I think he s right Although I love Crane s other work, I find Red Badge of Courage unreadable and I ve tried in 3 times ...

  2. says:

    Does this novel depict the Civil War realistically Yes Is Lillie Ravenel the strong heroine described by the GoodReads description No She comes off as a bit silly, actually Miss Ravenel s Conversion is less about Miss Ravenel s conversion andabout life during the Civil War wait, I m in the SouthWar of Northern Aggression and domestic affairs at the time The first half of the book was rather boring, being mostly about Lillie s friendship with two military men, the drinking, phila Does this novel depict the Civil War realistically Yes Is Lillie Ravenel the strong heroine described by the GoodReads description No She comes off as a bit silly, actually Miss Ravenel s Convers...

  3. says:

    This 1867 novel has a lot to recommend it, but one major flaw which prevents any recommendation from being unqualified Lillie Ravenel is a teenage girl from Louisiana, brought to the north by her loyalist father at the outbreak of the American Civil War The author does not claim her to be a first class beauty but nevertheless she seems an object of attraction to almost every man who encounters her Whatever charm she might posses does not communicate itself to the reader Miss Ravenel comes This 1867 novel has a lot to recommend it, but one major flaw which prevents any recommendation from being unqualified Lillie Ravenel is a teenage girl from Louisiana, brought to the north by her loyalist father at the outbreak of the American Civil War The author does not claim her to be a first class beauty but nevertheless she seems an object of attraction to almost every man who encounters her Whatever charm she might posses does not communicate itself to the reader Miss Ravenel comes across as an insipid, unimaginative, and not particularly bright young lady She slows the narrative to a slog whenever she takes center stage and, unfortunately, that occurs quite frequently.Miss Ravenel has two contrasting suitors Captain Edward Colburne is a virtuous New Englander whose bland goodness makes him seem a perfect match for the uninspiring Miss Ravenel He ...

  4. says:

    Just started this last night, but actually had a powerful vision of a book sprouting wings and flying away while reading chapter 1 I was thinking about context and how over time, context is lostandand that most books could disappear if the context is too far out of reach Very horrifying idea indeed

  5. says:

    HI first saw a mention of this book when reading Indian Summer by Howells The novel is typical of the time in a somewhat florid writing style for modern sensibilities, but was interesting for its proximity in time to the Civil war, being published only 2 years after the war was over There are numerous topical references to people and battles that I was unfamiliar with, since most of the described battles are considered minor in the overall arc of the war The male lead is a captain in a volunt HI first saw a mention of this book when reading Indian Summer by Howells The novel is typical of the time in a somewhat florid writing style for modern sensibilities, but was interesting for its proximity in time to the Civil war, being published only 2 years after the war was over There are numerous topical references to people and battles that I was unfamiliar with, since most of the described battles are considered minor in the overall arc of the war The male lead is a captain in a volunteer regiment from the fictional New England state of Barataria created by the author specifically to avoid any possible claim that some characters were real people I did not realize that all promotions and officer assignments for these state regiments were handled by the governor of the state In one case, a cowardly officer was promoted because he had political ties to a swing congressional district Miss Ravenel is the daughter of a union sy...

  6. says:

    This book is going to be a central feature of a dissertation chapter which makes it difficult to review On one hand, this isn t exactly a fantastic novel that will keep a reader engaged and turning pages On the other hand, it s a fascinating example of a Civil War soldier writing the war during the war, making sense of his experience, and trying to fit that into an established and marketable genre The descriptions of invalids, battles, wounds, and childbirth are remarkable Still, it was a co This book is going to be a central feature of a dissertation chapter which makes it difficult to review On one hand, this isn t exactly a fantastic novel that will keep a reader engaged and turning pages On the other hand, it s a fascinating example of a Civil War soldier writing the war during the war, making sense of his experience, and trying to fit that into an established and marketable genre The descriptions of invalids, battles, wo...

  7. says:

    Miss Ravenel s Conversion has good moments it is perhaps just an ok novel, but it is so prescient about the cultural impact of the Civil War that it has a lot to offer analysis The most interesting insight of the novel that much of the war as experienced by soldiers was actually quite uneventful is strong but doesn t exactly make for a page turner The romance plot, which often takes precedence over the war, may seem a bit dull ...

  8. says:

    I loved it Written shortly after the time in which it takes place, the Civil War, by a participant in the war, this tale has history and action written in the classical style I love, but with few pretensions I want to readbooks by the author.

  9. says:

    Coined the phrase Great American Novel.

  10. says:

    Outstanding battle description by a talented writer who was actually on the scene of Civil War actions.

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