Title: The Princess of the Moon: A Confederate Fairy Story

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Title: The Princess of the Moon: A Confederate Fairy Story Title Record # 1384206
Author: Cora Semmes Ives
Date: 1869-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novella
Webpages: archive.org
Language: English
Synopsis: The Confederate soldier Randolph has seen the destruction of his native land by the "countless hordes of a meddling, peddling race, called 'Yankees'", and his despair is so great that the Fairy of the Moon takes pity on him, providing him with a Pegasus steed that can carry him to an idyllic, utopia world on the moon, where he and the daughter of the king fall in love. But both Randolph and the king make errors, and must learn virtuous moral lessons (including a trip beyond the moon to heaven) before Randolph and the princess can be married. No sooner are they married than carpet-baggers arrive via balloon to claim the moon for the Yankees. Fortunately, one of Randolph's former servants had had a dream that he would find him on the moon, and in loyalty had joined this expedition. He is able to warn Randolph that these were the very same men who had destroyed his own home. But Randolph's last lesson to learn is to resist revenge and he "being a Confederate soldier, spurns to trample on fallen foes, even though they be the pillagers and plunderers of his own household." Randolph and the never-named princess live thereafter in peace and happiness, and the Fairy tells him that his "fallen country will yet arise from her ashes in greater glory than ever. She has suffered, but she is purified, and thus prepared for greater blessings than before."
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1869 The Princess of the Moon: A Confederate Fairy Story [as by A Lady of Warrenton, Va]

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Princess of the Moon: A Confederate Fairy Story 1869-00-00 A Lady of Warrenton, Va Sun Book & Job Office     72 hc chap  
The Princess of the Moon: A Fairy Story and Some Nursery Rhymes 1897-00-00 Cora Semmes Ives Sun Book & Job Office       hc coll  
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