Meg Groeling shows that John William De Forest's Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty is an important wartime novel for its unvarnished portrayal of war. "It was one of the first novels to depict war realistically, with blood, gore, illness, and heartbreak," Groeling explains. Beyond its pathbreaking portrayal of war, the book's Civil War era "Easter eggs" will make it a gratifying read for Civil War buffs.
"Civil War Obscura: Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty,"
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