THE YOUNG MAN FROM MT. VERNON by Arthur Pier

THE YOUNG MAN FROM MT. VERNON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Too bad this was set into so artificial a frame, for the value of a novel based on the life of George Washington loses all force by the artificiality of the method by which the author establishes his credentials and refutes his critics, chapter by chapter. The factual content is largely authentic, though some characters are invented and some gaps filled in. The story follows the French and Indian diplomatic missions, the Great Meadows surrender, the Braddock expedition, the romance with Sally Fairfax, the Philipse episode -- and the marriage with Martha Custis, the latter with no prettification of the character of Martha! I found it pretty dull reading.

Pub Date: Feb. 19th, 1940
Publisher: Stokes