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Hervey Allen
December 8, 1889 - December 28, 1949
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

In a continent but recently settled, many parts of which have as yet little historical or cultural background, the material for this volume has been gathered from a section that was one of the first to be colonized.


Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.


Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded.


Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed, leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or less feudal civilization with its aristocracy and slaves has departed with the economic system upon which it rested.


Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.


Local color has a fatal tendency to remain local; but it is also true that the universal often borders on the void.


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