This book, St. Elmo, was written by Augusta Jane Wilson, or Augusta Evans Wilson (1835 - 1909) who was an American author of Southern literature. It is a novel featuring the sexual tension between the protagonist St. Elmo, a cynical man, and the heroine Edna Earl, a beautiful and devout girl. This novel became one of the most popular novels of the 19th century. This book is covered in red cloth with white lettering and a pictoral. The binding is solid with no loose pages. It is in very good condition. There are 563 pages plus advertisements. It was published by G.W. Dillingham Co. - 1896.