From the Back Cover
"Her story is a legend of heroes, of those who fought well and lost their battle, and their lives. . . Miss Gordon's heart is fixed on the memory of those men who died in a single, superbly fought lost cause, in nothing diminished for being lost, and this devotion has focused her feelings and imagination to a point of fire."--Katherine Anne Porter (New Republic)
"Miss Gordon has done in this book what every novelist would do if he could, and what perhaps one in a hundred does. She has been real."--Mark Van Doren (Southern Review)
About the Author
Caroline Gordon (1895-1981), a native of Kentucky, began her literary career in the 1920’s after her marriage to poet Allen Tate. In 1929 her first story appeared. In 1931 her first novel, Penhally
, was published. This was followed by three volumes of short fiction and eight more novels.