Foxfire (novel)

Foxfire is a 1950 novel by Anya Seton. It was published by Houghton Mifflin. It was adapted as the film Foxfire (1955).

Foxfire
AuthorAnya Seton
LanguageEnglish
GenreWestern
Published1950 (Houghton Mifflin)
Pages346
OCLC12626782

PlotEdit

New York socialite Amanda Lawrence falls in love with mining engineer Jonathan Dartland, but is ill-prepared for the harsh realities of life in the Arizona desert.

BackgroundEdit

Seton was known for the large amounts of research that went into her novels.[1] As a child, she spent much time on her father's Arizona ranch.[2]

ReceptionEdit

Foxfire was a New York Times bestseller, peaking at #6.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

The Washington Post called it a "workmanlike piece of story-telling that expertly integrates romance with color and suspense, a combination hard to beat for popularity."[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elwood, Irene (1951-01-07). "Futile Gold Hunt Brings Better Love". Los Angeles Times. p. D5. Retrieved 2020-05-27 – via Proquest.
  2. ^ Hansen, Harry (1951-02-04). "Anya Seton Finds the West as Wild and Rugged as Ever". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. H9. Retrieved 2020-05-27 – via Proquest.
  3. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List: January 21, 1951" (PDF).
  4. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List: January 28, 1951" (PDF).
  5. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List: February 4, 1951" (PDF).
  6. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List: February 11, 1951" (PDF).
  7. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List: February 18, 1951" (PDF).
  8. ^ "The New York Times Best Seller List: February 25, 1951" (PDF).
  9. ^ "The New York Times Bestseller List: March 4, 1951" (PDF).
  10. ^ "The New York Times Bestseller List: March 11, 1951" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Lost Lode: Foxfire. By Anya Seton". The Washington Post. 1951-01-14. p. 26. Retrieved 2020-05-27 – via Proquest.