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By Mary Johnston
The acclaimed sequel to The lengthy Roll vividly dramatizes the ultimate years of the Civil War
A accomplice artilleryman from Virginia, Richard Cleave used to be in Chancellorsville whilst Stonewall Jackson misplaced an arm—and finally his life—to a bullet fired by means of considered one of his personal males. Now, Cleave is available for the lengthy and devastating siege of Vicksburg, an enormous turning element within the struggle. while Lee loses his war of words with provide at Gettysburg and the military of Northern Virginia starts its tortuous retreat south, all looks misplaced for the Confederacy. yet there's nonetheless combating and loss of life in shop for the lads at the highway to Appomattox: The bloody fields of Chickamauga, the desolate tract, and Spotsylvania anticipate Cleave and his compatriots in gray.
Based partly on real Civil struggle memoirs and transcripts, together with these of the author’s illustrious cousin, accomplice common Joseph E. Johnston, stop Firing endures as essentially the most reasonable and relocating novels ever written concerning the warfare among the States.
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1888Stevenson, Fanny, her son, and Stevenson舗s mother set sail for the South Seas on the Casco. 1889Stevenson visits a leper colony in Molokai to investi gate舒and exonerate舒a missionary named Father Da mien. 1890Stevenson sails throughout the Eastern Pacific until a lung hemorrhage leads him to settle in Samoa. 1892Stevenson begins to campaign for Samoan rights against the encroaching Western powers; he publishes A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa. 1893Stevenson is accused of sedition when he supports the position of a Samoan chief, nearly causing his banish ment from Samoa.
Fanny returns to the United States, leaving Stevenson depressed and mel ancholy. 1879In August Stevenson sets out for California to see Fanny. 1880Having been granted a divorce, Fanny weds Stevenson and nurses him in northern California. The two then return to Edinburgh. 1884While traveling in southern France, Stevenson is struck by illness. He, Fanny, and Lloyd return to Britain and live from 1884 to 1887 in Bournemouth, a resort on the southern coast of England. Stevenson composes nu merous works in the following two years.
Structurally speaking, the two personal narratives with which the story concludes resemble the inset stories of Mary Shelley舗s Frankenstein (1818) and James Hogg舗s Private Memoirs and Confessions of a justified Sinner (1824), the latter an important Scottish novel that has a great deal in common with the story of Jekyll and Hyde. Stevenson was fascinated with the literature of the double, which includes (in addition to Hogg舗s novel) Robert Burns舗s 舠Holy Willie舗s Prayer舡 (1799), Edgar Allan Poe舗s 舠William Wilson舡 (1839), and Fyodor Dostoevsky舗s 舠The Double舡 (1846) and Crime and Punishment (1866) .