Frederick Warne & Co, undated but circa 1890s / 1900s. Barr, Amelia E. Book condition: very good. Green cloth boards with embossed decoration and lettering in black and gold on spine and front cover. No DJ. Slight wear and crushing to top and bottom of spine, some chipping to green cloth, otherwise cover is clean and undamaged. End papers are deeply tanned, much slighter tanning to outer edges of internal pages. All pages clean and unmarked. Sunday-school presentation bookplate on front paste-down, dated 1908; small booksellers label pasted beneath.
This is the story of the fictional family of Robert Worth at the time of the Texas revolution. Worth, a native of New York, had served as a well-known and respected physician in the town of San Antonio for more than a quarter of a century. Soon after he first arrived in Texas, Worth had married San Antonio native Maria Flores, and together they raised a family of two sons and two daughters. The turmoil in Texas during the period leading up to the revolution is epitomized in the Worth family. As a result of their multicultural marriage, the issues of whether Texas should be governed by Mexico or by Anglo-American influences became the fundamental topic that threatened to divide the family. On a much broader scale, these same issues threatened the unity of the people of Texas.