The Store Author:T.S. Stribling The hero of this remarkably vivid novel is Colonel Miltiades Vaiden, a Southern gentlement of the old school, a veteran of the bloody battle of Shiloh and a leader of the Ku Klux Klan during the turbulent Reconstruction years following the Civil War. — But THE STORE is much more than this one man's story: it is a masterful novel of the people who... more » survived the death of the old South and witnessed the birth of the new.
Among the many unforgettable characters that T.S. Stribling has created are Drusilla Crowninshield, who twice jilted the Colonel, and Sydna, her daughter, who loved him but feared for their happiness because of the great difference in their ages; J. Handback, the cheat of a storekeeper who robbed the Vaidens of their money and position; and Toussaint, the Colonel's bastard son, an octoroon who died at the hands of a frenzied lynch mob.« less