First published in 1864 (and long out of print), this novel was written by a leading author of 19th-century domestic fiction (and was a best seller in both the North and the South). Its subject is women struggling for a place in society as independent "singles." Introductory material by the editor tells of the author's life and times. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.