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Helen Halsey, or, The swamp state of Conelachita : a tale of the borders

Author: William Gilmore Simms; John Caldwell Guilds
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1998.
Series: Simms series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Helen Halsey is a 'tale of passion, ' in which the heroine is exploited and victimized in a domestic situation from which there is no escape. The teen-age daughter of a well-meaning but weak father who collaborates in crime with the outlaw gang ruled by his vicious and vindictive brother, Helen is forced by her uncle into marriage with her lover, who has followed her into the 'swamp state of Conelachita, ' the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Western stories
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simms, William Gilmore, 1806-1870.
Helen Halsey, or, The swamp state of Conelachita.
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 1998
(OCoLC)606987361
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Gilmore Simms; John Caldwell Guilds
ISBN: 1557285144 9781557285140
OCLC Number: 37640519
Notes: Includes facsim. of original t.p.
Description: xxi, 149 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Simms series.
Other Titles: Helen Halsey
Swamp state of Conelachita
Responsibility: John Caldwell Guilds, editor.

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"Helen Halsey is a 'tale of passion, ' in which the heroine is exploited and victimized in a domestic situation from which there is no escape. The teen-age daughter of a well-meaning but weak father who collaborates in crime with the outlaw gang ruled by his vicious and vindictive brother, Helen is forced by her uncle into marriage with her lover, who has followed her into the 'swamp state of Conelachita, ' the brotherhood's extensive, well-guarded, almost impregnable hide-out presumably located within the borders of Mississippi and/or Louisiana."--Jacket.

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