Sunday, December 18, 2011

Remembering author Caroline Hentz - in 1892

Caroline Lee Hentz was a popular American writer of the ante-bellum era. A Massachusetts native, she married a Southerner and lived the last few years of her life in Marianna.  Although she wrote several successful novels, today she is remembered mostly in academic circles for The Northern Planter's Bride, her rebuttal to Uncle Tom's Cabin.  The following 1892 piece from a Thomasville, GA newspaper shows, however, that decades after the war, Mrs. Hentz was still remembered with great affection. 
FROM: (Thomasville, GA) Daily Times-Enterprise, Jan. 20, 1892