Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Item informationTitle: Vasconselos
Genre: Novel (Romance)
Call number: 813s Si4v 1853 c.2
Publication information Edition: 1
  • Copyright date: 1853
  • Publication date: 1853
  • Digitalization date: 2011-02-02

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Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
Rights: Digital Copyright © 2011, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
Resource identifier prefix: VAS_1853
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Physical Information
Composition history Simms published this work under a pseudonym to see how well it would be received if his popular name was removed from the work.  The work was generally well-received as a notice featured in Graham's in February of 1854 proves.  The notice states, "There is a heat and hurry and tropical exuberance in the style, evincing that the author completely realized the period and the clime which he attempts to represent; and the passions let loose in the work are among the strongest which sting or stimulate the human heart. It has the ingredients of a fine romance" (Butterworth and Kibler 92). 
Bibliographic citation Cooper, Frank. Vasconselos. New York: Redfield, 1853

Simms, William Gilmore. Areytos. Charleston, SC: John Russell, 1846.


Description This Salley-Simms Collection copy features a hard cover covered in blue cloth.  There are decorative square borders pressed into the cloth on the front and back cover of the work. The spine features gold imprint and reads: VASCONSELOS | [rule] | COOPER | [rule] | an image of a knight in armor with a sword.  The bottom of spine reads REDFIELD in gold imprint as well. Paper size of Salley-Simms Collection copy is approximately 7" x 5".