Mary Johnston

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Birthday
21, 1870
Birthplace
Buchanan, VA
Death Date
May 9, 1936 (65)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1870
Birthplace
Buchanan, VA
Death Date
May 9, 1936 (65)

About

An American fiction writer and women's suffragist, she is most famous for the novels Prisoners of Hope and To Have and to Hold. Several of her works, including Pioneers of the Old South and Audrey, were adapted into silent films.

Before Fame

During her early years, she was taught at home by family members and tutors.

Trivia

Her novels commonly include elements of both history and romance.

Family Life

She was the Virginia-born daughter of a Civil War veteran-turned lawyer.

Associated With

Johnston's 1911 Civil War novel, The Long Roll, spurred a conflict with the widow of Thomas Stonewall Jackson.