Author: The Macon Telegraph


“World of Books” (1899)

In this short notice, published on March 6, 1899, an anonymous writer for The Macon Telegraph reports on critical praise for the novel Prisoners of Hope by Mary Johnston. Set in 1663, the novel is based in part on the Gloucester County Conspiracy, which involved a planned rebellion by indentured servants, who intended to march on the home of Governor Sir William Berkeley (and not, as the review suggests, Robert Dinwiddie, who served as lieutenant governor from 1751 until 1758).