I was happily at work this morning among my butterbeans—­a
vegetable of solid merit and of a far greater suitableness
to my palate than such bovine watery growths as the
squash and the bee...
James Lane Allen, best known for such idealistic and romantic novels as A Kentucky Cardinal (1895) and The Choir Invisible (1897), spent his writing apprenticeship in literary criticism. Once his care...