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Edward Stono is the illegitimate son of a seamstress, born into poverty but determined to become a "Gentleman". The story begins in 1841 and covers a span of 20 years. Join Edward as he moves through a series of adventures, loves, and intrigues that take him from Charleston, to Cuba, to Africa and back to the United States in his quest to become The Gentleman.—DPC. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Marshall, Edison
The interestingly named Edison Tesla Marshall was born on August 28, 1894 in Rensselaer, Indiana and died on October 29, 1967 in Augusta, Georgia. He grew up in Medford, Oregon and attended the University of Oregon from 1913 to 1916. He was a novelist and short story writer, mainly of historical fiction and science fiction, and a big game hunter. His popular adventure stories appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, and Reader's Digest. He won the O. Henry Award in 1921. His novel The Isle of Retribution was made into a silent film of the same name in 1926. Other of his novels became the 1942 film, Son of Fury, with Tyrone Power, the 1954 Yankee Pasha, starring Mamie Van Doren, and in 1958, The Vikings with Kirk Douglas.
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