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A Daughter of The Vine
Gertrude Atherton

A Daughter of The Vine
A Daughter of The Vine


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Item No: B29084
Publication date: 1904
Published by: Macmillan and Co., Limited.
Published location: London.
Edition: 2nd Edition, Reissue of this edition.
Dimensions: 12mo. 7 2/3".
Cover: Hard
About this title:

 This work, the author's first novel, was originally published serially in the "Argonaut" in 1883 as "The Randolphs of Redwoods." This first book edition was rewritten by the author in England sixteen years later and given the new title. The story concerns the daughter of a wealthy San Francisco pioneer, a victim of her own impulsiveness and indiscretion, who meets her downfall through drink. The author based this story on real-life characters. It is basically the story of San Francisco's George Gordon and his family, particularly his daughter. A complete history of the Gordon family and of Atherton's writing of this (historical) novel is provided by Albert Shumate in his excellent work, "The California of George Gordon." [Baird and Greenwood: 104; Shumate, The California of George Gordon: chapter I; Wright, American Fiction, 1876-1900: 156]