In this letter to the New York Times, published on June 9, 1900, L. F. A. Maulsby suggests an unseemly similarity between the plots of Mary Johnston‘s newly published novel To Have and to Hold and The Head of a Hundred (1897) by Maud Wilder Goodwin.
In a review published in the New York Times on November 2, 1913, the critic Helen Bullis considers Mary Johnston‘s Hagar as both a novel and a tract on woman suffrage and women’s rights more generally.
Chapter 2 of Blake; or, The Huts of America,Martin R. Delany’s novel, first serialized in The Anglo-African Magazine, depicts a dinner scene in Natchez, Mississippi between a Mississippi planter, his wife, and a northern visitor. During the conversation, the three discuss the pressing political issues of the day, and the northern visitor reveals that she wants to take the favorite slave of the mistress on a trip to Cuba.
In “Mary Johnston in Her Home,” published in the New York Times on March 24, 1900, writer Annie Kendrick Walker attempts to profile Mary Johnston despite the author’s unwillingness to speak on the record. Johnston’s second novel, To Have and to Hold, had just been published.