Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Any one about to read this work of fiction might properly be apprised beforehand that it is not a novel: it has neither the structure nor the purpose of The Novel. It is a story. There are two characters - a middle-aged married couple living in a plain farmhouse; one point on the field of human nature is located; at that point one subject is treated; in the treatment one movement is directed toward one climax; no external event whatsoever is introduced; and the time is about forty hours.
An historical novel which presents the economic importance of hemp as a early raw material for clothing, maritime ropes, and other cordage products. There is information about the growing and harvesting of hemp in this book.
In the late 1700s, stalwart schoolmaster John Gray is one of the hearty pioneers who helped settle what is now Kentucky. However, Gray is chronically unlucky in love, and in the aftermath of a series of disastrous relationships, he leaves his beloved Kentucky to get a fresh start in Virginia. Will Gray ever find true happiness?
One of the first American novels to deal openly with religious doubt and Darwinism. The century just past had not begun the race of its many-footed years when a neighborhood of Kentucky pioneers, settled throughout the green valleys of the silvery Elkhorn, built a church in the wilderness, and constituted themselves a worshipping association. For some time peace of one sort prevailed among them, if no peace of any other sort was procurable around. But by and by there arose sectarian quarrels with other backwoods folk who also wished to worship God in Kentucky, and hot personal disputes among the members as is the eternal law.
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