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    The Cub of the Panther:  A Hunter Legend of the

    The Cub of the Panther: A Hunter Legend of the ''Old North State''

    Novel (Romance) | The University of Arkansas Press | 1997
               In the closing years of his life, William Gilmore Simms found himself physically unwell, near-indigent, and living in a post-Civil War world that challenged his entire conception of social order.  Yet, out of this, Simms produced one last great flourish of creativity, including The Cub of the Panther:  A Hunter Legend of the “Old North State.”  This novel shares certain features with the author’s earlier border romances, exhibiting a similar interest in violence, comedy, and social stratification.  Yet, the different socio-political circumstances of the postbellum world ...