The confederate fiddle

by Williams, Jeanne

Publisher: Hendricks-Long Pub. Co. in Dallas, Tex

Written in English
Cover of: The confederate fiddle | Williams, Jeanne
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Places:

  • Texas,
  • United States

Subjects:

  • Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile fiction.,
  • Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.

About the Edition

In 1863, while helping to get a wagon trail full of cotton from Missouri to an open port in Texas, Vin envies his older brother in the Confederate Army but finds that his unglamorous task involves thrills and courage.

Edition Notes

StatementJeanne Williams.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.W66624 Co 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination188 p. ;
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL691181M
ISBN 101885777043
LC Control Number97038305
OCLC/WorldCa37663323

Simon the Fiddler Paulette Jiles. Hardcover | pages | Publication Date: Ap William Morrow  The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War, about an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to make a living, and the charming. Simon the Fiddler (Book): Jiles, Paulette: "In March , the long and bitter War between the States is winding down. Till now, twenty-three-year-old Simon Boudlin has evaded military duty thanks to his slight stature, youthful appearance, and utter lack of compunction about bending the truth. But following a barroom brawl in Victoria, Texas, Simon finds himself conscripted, however.   “Simon the Fiddler” is the origin story of Simon Boudlin, a traveling musician who appears in Paulette Jiles’ novel, the National Book Award finalist “News of the World.”. Simon the Fiddler | "The reader is treated to a kind of alchemy on the page when character, setting and song converge at all the right notes, generating an authentic humanity that is worth remembering and celebrating." -- New York TimesThe critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War.

21 hours ago  Her book records the experiences of a young man pursuing his dream of music and trying to stay out of the Civil War 's last gasps. It is the spring of .

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The Confederate Fiddle book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Traveling anywhere during the Civil War was dangerous, but it was d 3/5(5).

A man with strength of character, he has the wits to survive being conscripted into the Confederate army and the the confusion of the days that follow. Simon the Fiddler is a lesson of the Civil War, the experience of musicians during and after the war and the settling of a Texas/5(71).

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This deeply moving and adventurous book is a story of loyalty— the devotion of Vin Clayburn to home and belief—even to the sacrifice of a prized family violin. Vin longs to be like his dashing older brother in the Confederate Army instead of a driver in a cotton train traveling from Missouri to : Jeanne Williams.

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The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War, about an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to make a living, and the charming young Irish lass.

Simon Boudlin and his fiddle were conscripted into the Confederate Army to provide music for the last vestiges of a lost cause. When the Civil War ends, he brushes the Texas dust off of his tattered clothes, gathers up a motley group of fellow musicians, and sets off to realize his dreams.

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In Marchthe long and bitter War between the States is winding down/5(). It’s Marchand Simon, a Kentucky orphan raised by his great-uncle, has finally been conscripted into the Confederate Army along with his prized possession, a Markneukirche fiddle.

Weeks later, on the eve of the Confederate surrender, Simon and his bandmates are called to play for officers and their families from both sides of the conflict.

There the quick-thinking, audacious fiddler can’t help but notice the lovely Doris Mary Dillon, an indentured girl from Ireland, who is governess to a Union colonel’s daughter. Jiles follows up National Book Award finalist News of the World (, etc.) with another atmospheric adventure in post–Civil War Texas.

During his few reluctant months in the Confederate Army, Simon Boudlin’s main concerns are staying alive and protecting his precious fiddle so that after the war he can make enough money to buy some land and settle down with the right woman. From the author of National Book Award finalist News of the World (), Simon Boudlin finds himself conscripted into the Confederate Army in March and soon thereafter enamored by an indentured girl from Ireland he meets during his service.

After the war Simon travels around Texas, earning a reputation as a talented fiddler—but he cannot forget the fair Irish maiden whom he vows. Weeks later, on the eve of the Confederate surrender, Simon and his bandmates are called to play for officers and their families from both sides of the conflict.

There the quick-thinking, audacious fiddler can’t help but notice the lovely Doris Mary Dillon, an indentured girl from Ireland, who is governess to a Union colonel’s daughter.

“Simon the Fiddler” is the origin story of Simon Boudlin, a traveling musician who appears in Paulette Jiles’ novel, the National Book Award finalist “News of the World. Who will care for mother now sheet music | Music associated with the Confederate side Sheet Music (Form).

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Imbued with the dust, grit, and grime of Galveston at the close of the Civil War, Simon the Fiddler immerses readers in the challenges of Reconstruction. Jiles brings her singular voice to the young couple's travails, her written word as lyrical and musical as Simon's bow raking over his strings.

Summary The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War, about an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to make a.

About the book: This story is set at the end of the Civil War, about an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to.

Early in the novel, in the aftermath of the Confederate surrender, Simon and his makeshift band are forced to play at a military dinner.

There, Simon spots Doris, a pretty Irish nanny waiting on an. Simon Boudlin is a fiddler, who, in October ofis desperately trying to avoid being conscripted into the Confederate army. He travels from place to place playing his fiddle and escaping the conscription men.

“But they finally got him in March of ” He ends up in Giddings regiment in a regimental band. The fiddler Simon Boudlin was last seen going about his business in Spanish Fort, Texas, in Paulette Jiles’s novel “News of the World.” He is an acquaintance of Captain Kidd, an old campaigner who.

The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War, about an itinerant fiddle player, a ragtag band of musicians with whom he travels trying to make a living, and the charming young Irish lass who steals his heart.

Simon the Fiddler A Novel (Book): Jiles, Paulette: "In Marchthe long and bitter War between the States is winding down. Till now, twenty-three-year-old Simon Boudlin has evaded military duty thanks to his slight stature, youthful appearance, and utter lack of compunction about bending the truth.

But following a barroom brawl in Victoria, Texas, Simon finds himself conscripted. Weeks later, on the eve of the Confederate surrender, Simon and his bandmates are called to play for officers and their families from both sides of the conflict.

There the quick-thinking, audacious fiddler can’t help but notice the lovely Doris Mary Aherne, an indentured girl from Ireland, who is governess to a Union colonel’s daughter.

Simon the Fiddler is not a fast paced book, it meanders much like a traveling fiddler would have in the time after the Civil War. Jiles has a beautifully lyrical way of writing that just draws you in and has you following along on Simon’s adventures, both big and small as he tries to.

Simon the Fiddler A Novel (Book): Jiles, Paulette: "In Marchthe long and bitter War between the States is winding down. Till now, twenty-three-year-old Simon Boudlin has evaded military duty thanks to his slight stature, youthful appearance, and utter lack of compunction about bending the truth.

But following a barroom brawl in Victoria, Texas, Simon finds himself conscripted. Simon the Fiddler is the second novel I've read by Paulette Jiles; her first,News of the World, was a National Book Award finalist.

This novel takes up the same time period and place, Texas after the civil war has ended. It tells the story of a Fiddler who leaves /5(43). Simon the Fiddler A Novel (eBook): Jiles, Paulette: In Marchthe long and bitter War between the States is winding down.

Till now, twenty-three-year-old Simon Boudlin has evaded military duty thanks to his slight stature, youthful appearance, and utter lack of compunction about bending the truth. But following a barroom brawl in Victoria, Texas, Simon finds himself conscripted.

“The reader is treated to a kind of alchemy on the page when character, setting and song converge at all the right notes, generating an authentic humanity that is worth remembering and celebrating.” — New York TimesThe critically acclaimed, bestselling author of News of the World and Enemy Women returns to Texas in this atmospheric story, set at the end of the Civil War.

Simon the Fiddler is the origin story of Simon Boudlin, a traveling musician who appears in Paulette Jiles’ novel, the National Book Award finalist News of the World. When we meet the year-old — “5-foot-5 and pounds” — he’s been recently conscripted into the Confederate army.