The Richard Harding Davis Years. A Biography of a Mother and Son

DAVIS, Rebecca Harding] . LANGFORD, Gerald

Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1961
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Title: The Richard Harding Davis Years. A Biography...

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: pictorial dust jacket

Edition: First edition.


Octavo. cloth. Illustrated with photographs. Although she would go on to a long career as a writer, the zenith of Rebecca Davis' literary output was reached with the anonymous publication in the April, 1861 Atlantic Monthly of her story of the deprived lives of mill workers in Wheeling, West Virginia, "Life in the Iron-Mills". It was reissued the following year in book form as Margaret Howth. Her famous son Richard Harding Davis became an immensely popular story writer and journalist as well as the epitomization of American manhood. Indeed, Davis was actually the model for the male counterpart of his friend the artist Charles Dana Gibson's famous "Gibson Girl". As for the Gibson Girl herself, the prototype was Irene Gibson (1873-1956) who, when she was not posing for her husband was a social activist. With notes and an index. [DAB. NAW. Sweeney 288]. Small spot of browning inside lower front cover, else fine. Bookseller Inventory # 7000

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