Maria Louise Pool. Against Human Nature. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1895.

A simple novel of the late nineteenth century, crowded with good mountain lore. The story is a coming of age tale centering on a twenty-year old mountain girl’s attempts to avoid the situations and errors that have made her parents’ lives so unhappy. Many of the scenes take place around Asheville, but the action later shifts to Massachusetts.

Check this title’s availability and access an online copy through the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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