A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath

From a 1917 review: "A Kentucky Cardinal" tells the story of Adam Moss, a recluse who devotes himself to nature, and who dwells in a garden, which his loving touch converts almost into fairyland, where all the fruits and flowers blossom and ripen to perfection, and where all the birds have learned to rest on their migratory journeys. Adam knows all the birds and loves them best of all living creatures, until he meets Georgianna, his beautiful next-door neighbor. She is a lovely, tormenting, bewildering creature, who eludes him one day, encourages him the next, and scorns him on a third. "Aftermath," the second part of "A Kentucky Cardinal," follows the lovers through the days of their engagement and their brief wedded life, which is one of ideal happiness - while it lasts. Decorative rust-red covers with gilt decoration and lettering. Deckled edges. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Covers are mostly clean and bright, small spot of discoloration on front. Front and rear hinges appear to have been repaired at some point, some signatures slightly loose. Former owner's name is present, some general edgewear, and soil. New revised edition that includes both stories. 276 pages, 5.5 x 8 inches.


  • A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath
  • James Lane Allen
  • Hugh Thomson, illustrator
  • The MacMillan Company, 1900