William Alexander Caruthers


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(1802–46), Virginia novelist, whose works include The Kentuckian in New York (1834), an epistolary romance contrasting Northern and Southern character; The Cavaliers of Virginia (1834–35), a romance of Bacon's Rebellion; and The Knights of the Horseshoe (1845), a romance dealing with the career of Governor Spotswood.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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