Books: Best-Sellers

Seventy-five years ago this July, Georgia readers read with apoplectic rage a new book called A Residence on a Georgian Plantation, the devastating abolitionist journal of Fanny Kemble, famous English actress who abandoned the stage on her U. S. tour to marry a wealthy Georgia plantation owner named Pierce Butler. No Southern writer has ever said a good word for Fanny Kemble. But last week, in Davison-Paxon's book department in Atlanta, Ga., Margaret Armstrong's Fanny Kemble, a sympathetic and excellent biography of this colorful Victorian, outsold all other titles. Elsewhere it crowded the...

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