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Joseph Hergesheimer

(1880—1954)


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(1880–1954),

author of romantic character studies frequently treating long-established American families in novels that include Mountain Blood (1915), contrasting newly rich and established Virginians; The Three Black Pennys (1917), treating the rise and fall of a family of Pennsylvania industrialists; Java Head (1919), portraying a Chinese woman married into an old family of Salem sea captains; and The Limestone Tree (1931), about Kentucky pioneers and their descendants. He also wrote biographies, essays, travel sketches, and an autobiography.

Subjects: Literature.


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