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A Southern Woman of Letters: The Correspondence of Augusta Jane Evans Wilsonby Sexton, Rebecca Grant, Editor
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Retail Price: $29.95
Issue: Summer 2003
This volume contains 112 letters penned by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson during and after the Civil War. A remarkable writer and Southern stalwart, Wilson had influence throughout the South as her correspondence to such dignitaries as P.G.T. Beauregard suggests. Wilson was a prolific writer whose works included Beulah and St. Elmo, the latter rivaling Ben-Hur and Uncle Tom's Cabin in sales.