Philadelphia: A Hart, Late Carey and Hart, 1853. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 370. Engraved frontispiece. Bound in brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, some foxing, but a very good copy. Wright II, 2321. Scarce. Item #59167
Born in Washington DC, Southworth (1819-1899) was a teacher by profession who wrote novels to supplement her income. She continued to write into her 70's and was the most popular woman novelist of her time. She wrote 30 novels.This is one of her earliest.