Daughter of Sarah Percy and Nathaniel Ware, Catherine Anne Warfield (1816-1877), a Southern writer of poetry and fiction, who along with her sister Eleanor, was first in the line of Percy family authors. Year 1816 ( MDCCCXVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Year 1877 ( MDCCCLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Eleanor Percy Lee (1819-1849 daughter of Sarah Percy and Nathaniel Ware co-authored two books of poetry with her sister Catherine Anne Warfield and is thus the literary ancestor
Born in Natchez, Mississippi and raised primarily in Philadelphia after her mother’s hospitalization there for mental illness, she began writing poetry with her sister at an early age. Natchez is the county seat of and the largest and only incorporated city within Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə They published two volumes together as “The Two Sisters of the West”, The Wife of Leon (1843) and The Indian Chamber (1846). Year 1843 ( MDCCCXLIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common For the game see 1846 (board game. Year 1846 ( MDCCCXLVI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display The poetry met with moderate success, though it is today criticized as par for its time, relying heavily on many of the day’s gothic and sentimental contrivances.
In 1833 at seventeen, she married Elisha Warfield and settled in his Kentucky home, spending the summers in Natchez with her sister and recently relocated mother, where the two refined and composed the poetry which would later see the light in their published volumes. Year 1833 ( MDCCCXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common The Commonwealth of Kentucky ( is a state located in the East Central United States of America.
After the death of Eleanor in 1849, Catherine ceased writing in a torment of melancholy. However, in the mid-1850s, she was encouraged by her niece Sarah Ellis (later to become Sarah Dorsey, herself a successful novelist and probably mistress of Jefferson Davis) to once again pick up the pen. Sarah Dorsey ( 16 February, 1829 - July 4, 1879) was an American writer Jefferson Finis Davis ( June 3, 1808 &ndash December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as President of the
In 1860 she published anonymously as “A Southern Lady”, The Household of Bouverie, a gothic fiction in two volumes which achieved great popular success. Year 1860 ( MDCCLX) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year starting It is the story of a young orphan who comes from England to live with her grandmother in America and encounters living in secret on the second floor her grandfather Erastus Bouverie – long since presumed dead – a reclusive mad man attempting to create a youth-restoring portion. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The story deals with their relationship and the unfolding narrative of a dark and torrid family history. Warfield was praised as “Shakespearean,” one contemporary writer claiming, “Of living female authors, we can openly class Mrs. William Shakespeare ( baptised Warfield with George Sand and George Eliot. Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin, later Baroness (French baronne) Dudevant ( July 1, 1804 &ndash June 8, 1876 Mary Ann (Marian Evans ( 22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880) better known by her Pen name George Eliot, was an ”
It is noteworthy to mention that, though he denied it, Walker Percy’s Lancelot bears more than a slight resemblance to The Household of Bouverie, and despite Walker’s disclaimer, both Percy biographer Bertram Wyatt-Brown and William Armstrong Percy, III believe that he heavily based the novel, so different from his others and so much better, on his predecessor’s work. Walker Percy ( May 28, 1916 &ndash May 10, 1990) was an American Southern author whose interests included Philosophy William Armstrong Percy III, (born 10 December, 1933) is a professor historian encyclopedist and Gay activist
After the Civil War, Warfield, under her own name, wrote eight more novels, the two most popular being Ferne Fleming and its sequel The Cardinal’s Daughter; however, no work would ever again meet the same degree of success as her first hit. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South
She died in 1877. Year 1877 ( MDCCCLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common