Alice of Old Vincennes, written by Maurice Thompson in 1900, is a novel set in Vincennes during the American Revolutionary War. The book was a popular best-seller. It was the tenth-highest best selling book in the United States in 1900, and the second best selling book in 1901 (bested only by The Crisis). It was listed as the best-selling book in the United States in six consecutive monthly issues of The Bookman, from January through June 1901 (tied with Eben Holden for two of those months).
Against the background of George Rogers Clark's Wabash campaign during the Revolutionary War, a young woman proves her courage, her patriotism for the new country, and her love for a Virginia lieutenant.
Originally published in 1900, 'Alice of Old Vincennes' was Maurice Thompson's most popular work. Set in Vincennes, Indiana, during the American Revolutionary War, it tells the story of an orphan girl named and her brave battle for liberty and love. It became a bestseller and in 1901 was the second biggest selling book in the United States. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography of the author.
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