The Hearth and Eagle (Paperback)
In the mid-1940s, the great historical novelist Anya Seton embarked on a fervent search for her forebears that led her to Marblehead, Massachusetts, a sea-girdled town of rocks and winding lanes and clustered old houses. There she found not only an ancestor, but also the setting for this, her fourth novel. It is not only the story of Marblehead, from its earliest settlement to the present, and of a family who settled and stayed there in the Hearth and Eagle Inn; it is also the story of Hesper Honeywood, a passionate young woman whose long and dramatic life, full of triumph and tragedy, contained the history of both. In one of her most ambitious novels, Anya Seton here created one of her most memorable heroines, and one of her most varied tales.
About the Author
Anya Seton was the author of 10 bestselling historical romances, including "Avalon, Devil Water, Dragonwyck, Foxfire, Green Darkness, Katherine, My Theodosia, " and "The Winthrop Woman."
"Substantial and well-told story that makes real one of the longest and most vigorous strands in the making of our country." New York Herald Tribune
"Miss Seton handles her clan cleverly. . . . In all this the house itself stands as an eloquent reminder of Yankee staunchness." Saturday Review of Literature
"Skillfully weaves the events of the time . . . an excellent read." The Historical Novels Review