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The Kentuckians AND A Knight of the Cumberland (2 novels in 1 book)
The Kentuckians AND A Knight of the Cumberland - 2 novels in 1 book Author:John Fox, Jr. John Fox, Jr. was a famous mountain author who wrote about life in the Cumberland Mountains. — THE KENTUCKIANS was written in 1898 and depicts feuds and social contrasts in Appalachia. The harshness of life in the hills, and their narrow valleys, shone through the unvarnished personalities of Boone Stallard & his people. They had started life a... more »s backwoodsmen a century before. Mountain men lived hard on their raw land, extracting from it rough subsistence fare. Held prisoner by the impossible ridges and wild creeks & branches, they could do no more than come to terms with the land.
A KNIGHT OF THE CUMBERLAND was written in 1906 and is set in the Cumberland Mtns. The scenes are laid along the waters of the Cumberland, the lair of moonshiner and of feudsman. The knight is a moonshiner's son, and the heroine a beautiful girl perversely christened "The Blight." Two impetuous young Southerners fall under the spell of "The Blight's" charms, and she learns what a large part jealousy and pistols have in the love making of the mountaineers.« less