Augusta Jane Wilson, or Augusta Evans Wilson, (May 8, 1835 – May 9, 1909) was an American Southern author and one of the pillars of Southern literature. She wrote nine novels: Inez (1850), Beulah (1859), Macaria (1863), St. Elmo (1866), Vashti (1869), Infelice (1875), At the Mercy of Tiberius (1887), A Speckled Bird (1902), and Devota (1907). Given her support for the Confederate States of America... more »
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''Oh! Duty is an icy shadow. It will freeze you. It cannot fill the heart's sanctuary.''Augusta Evans (1835-1909), U.S. writer. Beulah, ch. 13 (1859).