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The first major study of John Jakes, the people's author and godfather of the historical novel.

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Series Foreword by Kathleen Gregory Klein Biography and Genres "The People's Author: The Life of John Jakes" "From Apprentice to Master Craftsman: The Many Genres of John Jakes" The Kent Family Chronicles The Bastard The Rebels The Seekers and The Furies The Titans The Warriors The Lawless The Americans New Beginnings North and South, Love and War, and Heaven and Hell California Gold Homeland Bibliography

About the Author

MARY ELLEN JONES is Director of American Studies and Associate Professor of English at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. She is author of The American Frontier (1994), Seeds of Change: Readings on Cultural Exchange after 1492 (1993), and Christopher Columbus and His Legacy (1992).

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"It's a handsome book...my thanks for making me part of a series that fills a great gap in contemporary literary studies."-John Jakes
?is a laudable examination of the works and life of John Jakes, th Hilton Head author know for his historical novels. Mary Ellen Jones astutely covers Jakes' 13 major works and given that Jakes has been dubbed "godfather of the historical novel" assesses his methodology and historic accuracy. All John Jakes fans will love his work.?-Herald
?[a] very useful study of this very popular author.?-Journal of Popular Culture
"Ya very useful study of this very popular author."-Journal of Popular Culture
"[a] very useful study of this very popular author."-Journal of Popular Culture
"is a laudable examination of the works and life of John Jakes, th Hilton Head author know for his historical novels. Mary Ellen Jones astutely covers Jakes' 13 major works and given that Jakes has been dubbed "godfather of the historical novel" assesses his methodology and historic accuracy. All John Jakes fans will love his work."-Herald

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