CHRISTMAS EVE ON LONESOME AND OTHER STORIES, John Fox Jr, 1st/1st 1904 Illustr.
Christmas Eve On Lonesome and Other Stories, by John Fox Jr. — First Edition 1904 Illustrated; Rural Kentucky Life / Friend of President Theodore Roosevelt
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1904)
This copy of CHRISTMAS EVE ON LONESOME is in overall excellent and well preserved condition. The book details rural life in Kentucky during the 19th century. The boards and binding are solid and tight. Red boards, with gilt and white lettering and decoration; 234 pages. Hand-cut pages. The boards and binding are solid and tight, with only minor wear to spine. The pages are crisp and clean without interior markings save previous owner's paste down on inside front cover. A well preserved copy from a noted author and journalist on Kentucky life during the 1800s. Please see below for more information on John Fox Jr.
John Fox Jr. Bio Excerpt
John Fox Jr. (1862-1919) wrote primarily on life in rural Kentucky,
Tennessee, and Virginia. Born in Stony Point, KY, he made his name as a
novelist after settling in Big Stone Gap, VA, where he spent the last 29
years of his life.
His wildly popular romance/coming-of-age story The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1908) tells the vivid story of coal engineer Jack Hale falling in love with mountain girl June Tolliver. That bestseller, and The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1903), were adapted for the big screen in a few different versions in 1912, 1916, and 1936.
Fox gave public lectures to raise money and during one such lecture
met Theodore Roosevelt, who later invited Fox to give readings at the
White House. Roosevelt became a life-long friend of Fox’s.
Counting among his friends other such popular writers as Richard
Harding Davis, Jack London, and Booth Tarkington, Fox was awarded many
honors in his lifetime. These included election to membership in the
National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1899 and a medal for his
literary contributions from the Emperor of Japan. His dedication and
lobbying led to the passing of the Federal Copyright Act.