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The Raven's bride

Author: Elizabeth Crook
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Crook's intricate first novel engagingly details the abrupt dissolution of Sam Houston's 11-week marriage to Eliza Allen in 1829, an event that caused lingering scandal and speculation. Sam, governor of Tennessee at 36, is portrayed as a heavy-drinking womanizer, egotistical, ambitious and confident that his destiny lies west, in Texas. He is smitten with teenage Eliza, sensuous and defiant despite a strict  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Sam Houston; Eliza Allen; Eliza Allen; Sam Houston
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Crook
ISBN: 0385417756 9780385417754
OCLC Number: 22184426
Description: 369 p. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Crook.

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Crook's intricate first novel engagingly details the abrupt dissolution of Sam Houston's 11-week marriage to Eliza Allen in 1829, an event that caused lingering scandal and speculation. Sam, governor of Tennessee at 36, is portrayed as a heavy-drinking womanizer, egotistical, ambitious and confident that his destiny lies west, in Texas. He is smitten with teenage Eliza, sensuous and defiant despite a strict upbringing by wealthy parents.

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