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The Resource Come to the bower : a novel, by J.Y. Bryan

Come to the bower : a novel, by J.Y. Bryan

Label
Come to the bower : a novel
Title
Come to the bower
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by J.Y. Bryan
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Language
eng
Summary
Great reading in the highest tradition of historical romance is the matchless experience to be found in this novel of love and war, written with fire and enthusiasm, and loving detail. In 1835 thousands of American settlers in Texas, betrayed by Mexico's General de Santa Anna and threatened with virtual enslavement of wholesale slaughter, called for help. With the stream of volunteers from the United States came Perry Allan, youthful lawyer who, as second son of an impoverished family, had left Maryland to seek his fortune westward. In New Orleans he found the woman he loved, when the desperate summons from Texas came. Camilla, a beautiful young widow, herself in the tyrannical hold of a wealthy benefactor, could not see that honoring the love of freedom was so intertwined with the honor of personal love that refusing to defend the first made the second unworthy. So Perry left for Texas alone, to take up land there and to fight for it beside his beleaguered fellow Americans. Thus the opening of this large-scale, richly eventful novel leads into a drama of great conflict, on the battlefield and in the human heart. The flaming events of the Texan war for independence, from the Alamo to the final struggle at San Jacinto, when the Texans, with their fifes and drums playing a popular song, "Will You Come to the Bower," defeated Santa Anna, are magnificently detailed, hour to hour, day by day. So, too, is Camilla's long journey into Texas where, seeking Perry in a wilderness of despoilers, ragged armies, and fleeing women and children, she discovered, as Perry had said, that love is the only conquerer of death. The peerless excitement of the novel lies in several things : the sense of historic truth about what really happened, in human terms, during those desperate months,; the feeling of identification with the thoughts and actions, the manner of life, of the many characters, both real and fictional, that crowd its pages; and a total involvement with the spirit and the ideals of a time of misery and glory -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
TXA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
Come to the bower : a novel, by J.Y. Bryan
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Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Control code
6561746
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Book club ed.
Extent
462 pages
Lccn
63010934
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Dickie Heaberlin, 1989 (SW Writers Access. No. 89-136).
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-085). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Hardcover.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 4 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With covered dust jacket.
Label
Come to the bower : a novel, by J.Y. Bryan
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Control code
6561746
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Book club ed.
Extent
462 pages
Lccn
63010934
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Dickie Heaberlin, 1989 (SW Writers Access. No. 89-136).
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-085). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Hardcover.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 4 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With covered dust jacket.

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