The Resource Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray : a novel, Dorothy Love

Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray : a novel, Dorothy Love

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Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray : a novel
Title
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Love
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A general's wife and a slave girl forge a friendship that transcends race, culture, and the crucible of Civil War. Mary Anna Custis Lee is a great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, wife of Confederate General Robert E Lee, and heiress to Virginia's storied Arlington house and General Washington's personal belongings. Born in bondage at Arlington, Selina Norris Gray learns to read and write in the schoolroom Mary and her mother keep for the slave children, and eventually becomes Mary's housekeeper and confidante. As Mary's health declines, Selina becomes her personal maid, strengthening a bond that lasts until death parts them. Forced to flee Arlington at the start of the Civil War, Mary entrusts the keys to her beloved home to no one but Selina. When Union troops begin looting the house, it is Selina who confronts their commander and saves many of its historic treasures. In a story spanning crude slave quarters, sunny schoolrooms, stately wedding parlors, and cramped birthing rooms, novelist Dorothy Love amplifies the astonishing true-life account of an extraordinary alliance and casts fresh light on the tumultuous years leading up to and through the wrenching battle for a nation's soul. A classic American tale, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray is the first novel to chronicle this beautiful fifty-year friendship forged at the crossroads of America's journey from enslavement to emancipation"--
  • "Despite years of separation and increasing turmoil, an uncommon friendship endures"--
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DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray : a novel, Dorothy Love
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Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gray : a novel, Dorothy Love
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volume
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Content category
text
Content type MARC source
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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{'Saratoga Springs Public Library': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1245880', 'Burnt Hills - Town of Ballston Community Library': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1245880', 'Quaker Street-Duanesburg Branch - Schenectady Coun': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1245880', 'Niskayuna Branch - Schenectady County Public Libra': 'http://pac.sals.edu/polaris/view.aspx?cn=1245880'}
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780718042448
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2016000399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (SKY)sky279787278
  • 1234092

Library Locations

    • Burnt Hills--Town of Ballston Community LibraryBorrow it
      2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills, NY, 12027-9539, US
      42.909928 -73.890706
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