North and South by John Jakes 1982 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

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Experience the gripping start of John Jakes' acclaimed historical fiction trilogy with North and South. This novel, the first in the North and South series, chronicles the lives and fortunes of the Main and Hazard families during the tumultuous period leading up to and including the American Civil War.

Themes of friendship, loyalty, and division are explored by a nation on the brink of war.


  • Title: North and South
  • Author: John Jakes
  • Series: North and South Trilogy (Book 1)
  • Publication Date: 1982
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket in Mylar Protective Cover
  • Pages: 720
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 2 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Spotting on page ends and wearing the dust jacket (check photos for specifics)

About the Author:

John Jakes, renowned as a master of historical fiction, is mainly known for his ability to blend fictional family sagas with actual historical events. His meticulous research and engaging storytelling have earned him a wide readership. 

A Legacy of Historical Fiction:

"North and South" is a must-read for fans of historical fiction. It offers a vivid narrative reflecting pre-Civil War America's complexities and conflicts. This novel beautifully sets the stage for the following epic saga, making it an essential addition to any book collection.

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