The story is based on the melodramatic 19th century play of the same title, produced in 1898, written by the aspiring playwright Charlotte Blair Parker.
Later, it was released as a romantic novel, written by Joseph R. Grismer, and became a classic. Would you like to read the book?
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Joseph R. Grismer: Way Down East
– first published in 1900 –