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Title: Alice of Old Vincennes (Cork Hill Classics)
Publisher: Cork Hill Press
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: Very Good
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Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution "Alice of Old Vincennes" is the story of the orphan girl Alice Roussillon. In 1778 the French outpost of Vincennes, Indiana revolts against the British and swears allegiance to the American cause. Hoisting her hand-made American flag over the fort Alice provides the rallying symbol of the cause of liberty. The handsome Virginian Lt. Fitzhugh Beverly proves to be both a noble companion in arms as well as of the heart. When the British retake Vincennes the rallying cry "Viva la banniere d'Alice Roussillon!" is heard throughout the land. The true battle for liberty and love has begun.
"Alice of Old Vincennes" was a smash bestseller when it was first released. Critical reaction at the time was somewhat mixed. The magazine "The World's Work" said, "...a cheerful book of action, of little literary art and no permanent value, but a rattling story for a passing day." The American public loved the book and made it the ninth largest selling book of 1900. Contrary to the critics’ predictions Alice of Old Vincennes has endured and continues to be dearly loved by modern readers.
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