JOHNSTON, MARY, 1870-1936


Writer. Born– 1870, Buchanan, Va. Parents– John William and Elizabeth Dixon (Alexander) Johnston. Education– at home, due to frail health; finishing school in Atlanta. Moved to Birmingham, Ala. about 1886; took charge of the household at her mother’s death in 1889; accompanied her father on European trips in 1890 and 1893. Wrote her first historical romance, Prisoners of Hope, in 1898 to bolster the family fortunes.


American Authors and Books.


Audrey. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1902.

By Order of the Company. London; Constable, 1900.

Cease Firing. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1912.

Croatan. Boston; Little Brown, 1923.

The Exile. New York; Harper & Bros., 1927.

Foes. New York; Harper & Row, 1918.

The Fortunes of Garin. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1915.

1492. Boston; Little Brown, 1922.

The Goddess of Reason. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1907.

The Great Valley. Boston; Little Brown, 1926.

Hagar. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1913.

The Laird of Glenfernie. London; Constable, 1919.

Lewis Rand. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1908.

The Long Roll. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1911.

Michael Forth. New York; Harper & Bros., 1919.

Pioneers of the Old South; a Chronicle of English Colonial Beginnings. New Haven, Conn.; Yale University Press, 1921.

Prisoners of Hope; a Tale of Colonial Virginia. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1926.

The Reason Why. National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1909.

Silver Cross. Boston; Little Brown, 1922.

Sir Mortimer. London; Constable, 1904.

The Slave Ship. Boston; Little Brown, 1924.

Sweet Rocket. New York; Harper, 1920.

To Have and to Hold. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1928.

The Wanderers. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1917.

The Witch. Boston; Houghton-Mifflin, 1914.