The Resource The deliverance : a romance of the Virginia tobacco fields, Ellen Glasgow

The deliverance : a romance of the Virginia tobacco fields, Ellen Glasgow

Label
The deliverance : a romance of the Virginia tobacco fields
Title
The deliverance
Title remainder
a romance of the Virginia tobacco fields
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Glasgow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In her third novel of the Virginia series, The Deliverance: A Romance of the Virginia Tobacco Fields (1904), Glasgow combines elements of realism and romance to depict the South's postwar struggles. With an epic grandeur, she explores the escalating class conflicts within Virginia agricultural life after Reconstruction, highlighting the fall of the old aristocracy and the rise of a new order. Glasgow focuses on the decline of the Blake family, who had been prosperous landowners for the two hundred years leading up to the Civil War. Having lived extravagantly under the assumption that their white overseer, Bill Fletcher, was handling their financial affairs honestly, they do not become aware of their destitution until shortly after the war when their ancestral home, Blake Hall, goes to auction. Reduced to living in the overseer's home and farming his small share of the tobacco fields, the Blakes stand by in disbelief as the low-born Fletcher purchases Blake Hall for himself, presumably after successfully defrauding them. Christopher Blake, who becomes head of the new household at age ten, takes to the tobacco fields even as Fletcher's grandchildren, Maria and Will, receive the polished upbringing previously accorded only to the children of Virginia gentlemen. The rivalry between the neighbors festers as Christopher seeks revenge on Bill Fletcher by corrupting Will so that he will never become a true gentleman. However, Christopher finds himself falling in love with Maria, which ultimately foils his hatred for the Fletcher name
Cataloging source
VRC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
The Old Dominion edition of the works of Ellen Glasgow
Series volume
[v. 2]
Label
The deliverance : a romance of the Virginia tobacco fields, Ellen Glasgow
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 457 p.
Note
  • Main, cop. [1] and 3-4; cop. [1], wdn. '11; cop. 4, wdn. '83.
  • Limited Access, cop. 2.
  • Cop. 2 has title: The deliverance, by Ellen Glasgow. A romance of the Virginia tobacco fields with illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover. New York, Doubleday, Page, 1904. vii p., 1 l., 543 p. col. front., col. illus. 20 cm.; without series note. Autographed by author on t.-p. has call no. x813/G46d.
  • Cop. 3 has title: The deliverance, by Ellen Glasgow. New York, Burt, [c1904] vii, 1 l., 543 p. front., illus. 19cm.; without series note.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 532250-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)532250
  • (Sirsi) o04311020
  • (OCoLC)4311020

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