Gwen Bristow: A Biography
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Gwen Bristow: A Biography With Criticism of Her Plantation Trilogy by Billie Theriot

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Published by Publishers Circulation Corp. .
Written in English


  • American - General,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism

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The Physical Object
FormatMass Market Paperback
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12017228M
ISBN 101552374475
ISBN 109781552374474

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Gwen Bristow Book List - FictionDB. Gwen Bristow (Septem in Marion, South Carolina – Aug in New Orleans, Louisiana) was an American author and journalist. Bristow became interested in writing while reporting junior high school functions for her local newspaper. After studying at Columbia University, she wrote for a number of literary magazines and journals. Having published one small volume of poetry, Bristow is best known for her historical novels: Deep Summer (), The Handsome Road (), and This Side of Glory ()--all published under one title, Gwen Bristow's Plantation Trilogy (); Jubilee Trail (), Celia Garth Author: Billie J Theriot. Looking for books by Gwen Bristow? See all books authored by Gwen Bristow, including Celia Garth, and Jubilee Trail, and more on   Gwen Bristow (–), the author of seven bestselling historical novels that bring to life momentous events in American history, such as the siege of Charleston during the American Revolution (Celia Garth) and the great California gold rush (Calico Palace), was born in South Carolina, where the Bristow family had settled in the seventeenth century/5(6).

She became interested in longer forms of writing—novels and short stories—through her husband, screenwriter Bruce Manning, and published her first novel in Bristow reached the pinnacle of her career with the western romance Jubilee Trail, which became a bestseller in , and was adapted to a moderately successful film in /5. Gwen Bristow: a biography with criticism of her Plantation trilogy. [Billie J Theriot] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create. New York Times– bestselling author Gwen Bristow’s spellbinding Plantation Trilogy compiled in a single volume The Plantation Trilogy is an epic series of historical novels that bring to life the history of Louisiana, from its settlement in the late eighteenth century to the post–World War I era, via the intertwined lives of the members of three families: the Sheramys, the L/5. This is not historical fiction like most of Gwen Bristow's books. It is more like a history book. I was very disappointed since I had expected a great read. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Kindle Customer. out of 5 stars Five Stars. Reviewed in the United States on Aug /5(6).

As far as racism goes, this is the most benign book by Gwen Bristow that I’ve read. Her book Jubilee Trail (her biggest seller) is basically the exact same book as Calico Palace, with the same characters, but with more time on the trail and involving in life on a cattle farm . This book is Gwen Bristow's nominal sequel to "Jubilee Trail" - that is, it features different characters, but is set in the California Gold Rush, which is just where Jubilee Trail left off. Many of the characters are similar to Jubilee Trail's - Kendra, a well-bred girl who marries a Gold Rush explorer and goes adventurer; Marny, the sassy card shark who is her best friend/5. Gwen Bristow was a terrific writer, and this book shows her superb plotting, character development, historical research, and sense of time and place. Too much of the latter, at times, however. The indigenous people of California are called "Diggers" and treated like /5(). Gwen Bristow, who would come to be referred to as “Carolina’s Best Seller,” was born in Marion on Septem , the daughter of the Baptist minister and hospital superintendent Louis Judson Bristow and Caroline Cornelia Winkler.