"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)
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.