Descended from renowned American novelist James Fenimore Cooper, Constance Fenimore Woolson played an important role in the "local color" school of late nineteenth-century American literature. In the novel Horace Chase, Woolson explores the intricacies of family relationships and feuds in the verdant, mountainous landscape of western North Carolina.
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