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1911

Christian Reid. The Wargrave Trust. New York: Benziger Brothers, 1911.

Judge Wargrave believes that his son has dishonored the family, so he plans to leave his estate to a nephew. The nephew, Laurence Desmond, is reluctant to accept the inheritance until he is sure that his cousin’s actions merit this harsh treatment. Laurence’s investigations upset other family members. Even when the rightful heir appears, matters are far from settled. In true early twentieth century style, the novel mixes romance into this tale of family honor. The story in set at the Wargrave country place in Davie County.

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C. A. Jenkens. The Bride’s Return, or, How Grand Avenue Church Came to Christ. Charlotte, NC: C. H. Robinson & Co., 1911.

This novel, by a North Carolina Baptist minister, describes a church which had become chiefly a social club. A dedicated young minister reforms the church. Set in the fictitious city of Woodville.

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Vaughan Kester. The Prodigal Judge. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1911.

A boy mysteriously appears at the Barony, a plantation near Fayetteville, N.C.  A few years later when the elderly owner of the Barony, the reclusive General Quintard, dies, no one knows what to do with the boy, Hannibal.  Bob Yancy, a neighbor, takes Hannibal in and raises him like a member of the family.  Others know the true identity of Hannibal.  They come for him and chase him to Tennessee, hoping to enrich themselves at the boy’s expense.  The author’s easy acceptance of the antebellum social structure and attitudes will turn off some readers.

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