“My Cousin Fanny” by Thomas Nelson Page

This story is a lovely tribute to ‘old maids’. Page was a lawyer and writer from one of the foremost plantation families of Virginia that lost most of its wealth and prominence after the American Civil War. Page studied and practiced law, but became disillusioned with the Southern legal system and gave up his practice. In his writing, Page popularized the Southern tradition of the plantation genre, as well as vivid portrayals of Confederate soldiers’ experiences during the Civil War. Enjoy!

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