The Fortunes of Oliver Horn by F. Hopkinson Smith 1915
THE FORTUNES OF OLIVER HORN. By F. HOPKINSON SMITH, ILLUSTRATED BY WALTER APPLETON CLARK, CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1915.
"A good-natured Southern boy from a patrician family is sent to New York to forget his dream of becoming a painter and work for a living. Oliver falls in with a lively group of bohemians calling themselves the Skylarkers' Club who get into various scrapes, such as inviting a German brass band to play in their loft apartment. Later they morph into a more sober and focused coterie of artists collectively named the Stone Mugs. He eventually defies the mother he worships by going to Art College at night where meets Margaret Grant, a determined New Englander. Their budding relationship is derailed by the cultural differences between North and South, then eventually by the American Civil War."
Green cover with gilt spine title. Secure binding with clean pages, cover discoloration at rear spine edge. About 7-3/4 x 5 with 551 pages.