This opened the door for her to gain notoriety with satiric poems, short fiction, and nonfiction placed in respected periodicals. Her "Grandmammy Tales, " five affectionate short memoirs featuring Molly's character and voice, helped to launch the popular genre of black-dialect fiction. Although she wrote two evocative historical essays describing wartime events in Holly Springs, and in 1878 published an unconventional Reconstruction novel, "Like unto Like, " she found that local-color fiction was a more profitable focus.She wrote Tennessee mountain stories as well as other tales depicting realistic characters and dialects from southern Illinois, diversifying her skill for capturing dialects in writing. Eventually, she obtained a divorce from McDowell, and brought her aunt and daughter to live with her in Boston. She selected these stories for "Dialect Tales" for their popularity, hoping to provide a financial legacy for her 12-year-old daughter.
Sherwood Bonner's literary reputation remains linked to her local-color and black-dialect fiction, noted for its humor and her exceptional skill for depicting the unique speech patterns of various regions of the south. P ublished in 1883 , this book is in GOOD+ CONDITION!!! For its age and especially to be 137 YEARS OLD!!! And overall firmly bound with NO TEARS! This book measures 6 3/4" X 9" and is complete with 190 pages, including a list of Interesting and Popular Books Depicting Southern Life and Character.
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