Mary Virginia Terhune

[Marion Harland]

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Mary Virginia Terhune (née Hawes, December 21, 1830 – June 3, 1922), also known by her penname Marion Harland, was an American author. She began her career writing articles at the age of 14, using various pennames until 1853, when she settled on Marion Harland. Her first novel Alone was published in 1854 and would go on to sell over 100,000 copies. For fifteen years she was a prolific writer of ... more »

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  • ''It would be idle to say that we were not, from time to time, aware that a volcano slumbered fitfully beneath us. There were dark sides to the Slavery Question, for master, as for slave.''
    Marion Harland (1830-1922), U.S. author. Marion Harland's Autobiography, ch. 18 (1910). Harland, a Virginian, was referring to slaveowners' ever-p...
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