Fortune and Misery: Sallie Rhett Roman of New Orleans : a Biographical Portrait and Selected Fiction, 1891-1920
Louisiana State University Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 217 pages
Sallie Rhett Roman, daughter of the South Carolina senator Robert Barnwell Rhett, and daughter-in-law of the Louisiana governor Andre Bienvenu Roman, little suspected while she was being groomed as a plantation mistress that fate would lead her to become a single mother of ten donning a newspaper career for survival. An accomplished editorialist and fiction writer for the New Orleans Times-Democrat during the two decades surrounding 1900, Roman never signed her full name to her work and was assumed by readers to be a man. Overshadowed through time by her famous male kin, she now emerges into the light of her own deserved recognition in Fortune and Misery, Nancy Dixon's introduction to Roman that combines a full-length biographical portrait, nine of her more significant pieces of fiction, and a complete bibliography of her works.
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