Alcott, Louisa

Anderson, Sherwood

Bangs, John Kendrick

Baum, L Frank

Daviess, Maria Thompson

Deland, Margaret

Dickens, Charles

Dreiser, Theodore

Fitzgerald, F Scott

Forster, EM

Fox, John Jr

Frederic, Harold

Grant, Robert

Grey, Zane

Hardy, Thomas

Hegan, Alice Caldwell

Hodgson Burnett, Frances

Hughes, Thomas

Jacobs, Harriet

James, Henry

Jerome, Jerome K

Lewis, Sinclair

Marks, Percy

Parker, Gilbert

Sinclair, Upton

Stratton-Porter, Gene

Tarkington, Booth

Thoreau, Henry David

Trollope, Anthony

Twain, Mark

Verne, Jules

Wells, HG

Wharton, Edith

Wilde, Oscar

Wister, Owen

Woolf, Virginia

Wright, Harold Bell

John Fox Jr


Heart of the Hills

First published in 1913, The Heart of the Hills is the last novel completed by John Fox Jr. and the final piece in his mountain trilogy. This companion to The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come and The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is crucial to an understanding of Fox's views.

Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

This is a story of Kentucky, in a settlement known as Kingdom Come. It is a life rude, semi-barbarous; but natural and honest, from which often springs the flower of civilization.Chad, the little shepherd did not know who he was nor whence he came he had just wandered from door to door since early childhood, seeking shelter with kindly mountaineers who gladly fathered and mothered this waif about whom there was such a mystery a charming waif, by the way, who could play the banjo better that anyone else in the mountains.

Trail of the Lonesome Pine

Set in the Appalachian Mountains at the turn of the twentieth century, a feud has been boiling for over thirty years between two influential mountain families: the Tollivers and the Falins. The character Devil Judd Tolliver, in the novel was based on the real life of Devil John Wesley Wright, a United States Marshal for the region in and around Wise County, Virginia, and Letcher County, Kentucky. The outside world and industrialization, however, are beginning to enter the area. Coal mining begins to exert its influence on the area, despite the two families feuds