MEN OF ALBEMARLE by Inglis Fletcher


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This precedes Raleigh's Eden chronologically (1710-12), but has for background the same section of North Carolina. This is a long, full panoplied novel of the period, with incidents in scale, -- Cary's Rebellion, the hurricane, the plague of pigeons, the Indian uprisings, and the slow growth of unity after years of violent division of feeling, as the attitudes and ideas of the colonists change. Against this is told the story of young Marita's love for outlawed Michael Cary, and the affair between her mysterious aunt, Mary Tower, and Roger Mainwaring, plantation owner. Mary's interests are closely linked with England, Roger's with the new land. He takes another as wife and Mary returns to England, defeated, knowing Marita's determination to work out her destiny in Carolina. Worthy successor to the first book, and another good tale in the rounding out picture of early North Carolina.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1942
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill