Author:John Pendleton Kennedy

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John Pendleton Kennedy
American novelist and Whig politician
John Pendleton Kennedy


  • The Red Book (1818–19, two volumes).
  • Swallow Barn: Or, A Sojourn in the Old Dominion (1832). §
  • Horse-Shoe Robinson: A Tale of the Tory Ascendency in South Carolina, in 1780 (1835).
  • Rob of the Bowl: A Legend of St. Inigoe's (1838). §
  • Annals of Quodlibet [under pen-name Solomon Secondthoughts] (1840).
  • Defence of the Whigs [under pen-name A Member of the Twenty-seventh Congress] (1844).
  • Memoirs of the Life of William Wirt (1849, two volumes).
  • The Great Drama: An Appeal to Maryland, Baltimore, reprinted from the Washington National Intelligencer of May 9, 1861.
  • The Border States: Their Power and Duty in the Present Disordered Condition of the Country (1861).
  • Autograph Leaves of Our Country's Authors (1864) co-edited by John P. Kennedy and Alexander Bliss
  • Mr. Paul Ambrose's Letters on the Rebellion [under pen-name Paul Ambrose] (1865).
  • Collected Works of John Pendleton Kennedy (1870–72, ten volumes).
  • At Home and Abroad: A Series of Essays: With a Journal in Europe in 1867–68 (1872, essays).

§ Published under Kennedy's pen-name Mark Littleton.

Works about Kennedy[edit]

  • "John Pendleton Kennedy" in Southern Life in Southern Literature (1917) by Maurice Garland Fulton (Ed.)
  • Bohner, Charles H. (1961), John Pendleton Kennedy, Gentleman from Baltimore, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins.
  • Gwathmey, Edward Moseley (1931), John Pendleton Kennedy, New York: Thomas Nelson.
  • Hare, John L. (2002), Will the Circle be Unbroken?: Family and Sectionalism in the Virginia Novels of Kennedy, Caruthers, and Tucker, 1830—1845, New York: Routledge.
  • Ridgely, Joseph Vincent (1966), John Pendleton Kennedy, New York: Twayne.
  • Tuckerman, Henry Theodore (1871), The Life of John Pendleton Kennedy, Collected Works of Henry Theodore Tuckerman, Volume 10, New York: Putnam.

Works by this author published before January 1, 1924 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.