Major Jones's Courtship: Detailed, Incidents, and Adventures, in a Series of Letters, by himself.
[THOMPSON, William Tappan]
William Tappan Thompson (1812-1882) was an American author who, in addition to writing novels, co-founded and edited the Daily Morning News. Through that paper, he supported the Confederacy and wrote pieces that promoted white supremacy, suggesting that the confederate flag would "rank among the proudest ensigns of the nations" and be recognized as "The White Man's Flag." This novel is his most famous work, an epistolary fiction. The illustrations reflect nineteenth-century American perceptions of the racial binary (and hierarchy) that Thompson endorsed. An excellent historical document demonstrating the politics of race and white supremacy in the history of American fiction.
- Publisher: Carey & Hart; T. B. Peterson
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1848-49
- Place Published: Philadelphia
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Fair
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
First vol. is ninth edition. 3 vols. in one: 217; 192; 186 p. 19 cm. Library of Humorous American Works. 32 b&w illustrations by Darley. Hardcover has taped spine and worn front corners. Marbled text block edge. Ink signature on front free endpaper. Foxing throughout. Holes at hinges. Three volumes in one book with two coloured title pages. Vol. 2 continues Jones's tour from Georgia to Canada. Vol. 3 contains Chronicles of Pineville.