The young daughter of the town drunk sets her heart on Williamsburg's new schoolmaster, recently arrived from England on the eve of the Revolutionary War.The young daughter of the town drunk sets her heart on Williamsburg's new schoolmaster, recently arrived from England on the eve of the Revolutionary War.Read Less
Good. 1971 Hardcover New abridged ed. 244 p. Former Library book. The young daughter of the town drunk sets her heart on Williamsburg's new schoolmaster, recently arrived from England on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Good in good dust jacket. Spine slightly cocked, with chipped ends; o/w clean, no marks. Unclipped dj has general wear and rubs. Not ex-lib. Glued binding. Silver leatherette over boards. 317 p. 21 cm.
Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
I love this book more than almost any other. It's an exciting and accurate historical novel, it's beautifully romantic, and it's just so NICE, which is to say nearly everyone in it is nice and when they aren't they mostly get their just desserts! It's also the first, and best of the Williamsburg novels, which are all definitely worth reading, especially Ever After, which is almost exactly as wonderful as Dawn's Early Light, and I'm never quite sure which is better, although I think it's Dawn's Early Light (and the one between them, Yankee Stranger, is also wonderful, although the people aren't quite as lovely). It's about the American Revolution, and whether you know anything about the American Revolution or not, you won't be bored or offended by inaccurate details. Specifically, it's about a young Englishman who goes to Virginia and finds himself in the middle of the Revolution. Frankly, unless you hate historical novels, books about good people mostly being rewarded for their virtues (but not always, which I guess is realism, but it usually makes me cry), or nice love stories (because it's a love story, but not the kind of novel where people go around swooning, making endless flowery declarations of love, or having sex in the back bedrooms--come on, this is eighteenth century Virginia!), you should read this book. It's beautifully written, and it's a beautiful story, and you will learn so much, and probably acquire an addiction to the Williamsburg Novels, which, if you like this book, you should read all of once (all the novels), and then you'll probably be happy to never read the last four or so again, but you won't regret reading them once (by the way, regarding non-Williamsburg books, Tryst, by the same author, is also a lovely book, and so is The Lost General; her others aren't so great, but are still worthwhile).
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