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1900. With illustrations by Harry Fenn and J. C. Earl. Allen was born on a farm near Lexington, Kentucky. As a young boy, he lived the life of the Southern ante-bellum gentry, but by the time he was a teenager the Civil War and Reconstruction had ushered in a new era for both himself and his family. Later, he moved to New York City to pursue writing full time. Many of his works reflect Kentucky themes. In The Reign of Law the main character questions religious orthodoxy and examines Darwinism while attending the College of the Bible in Lexington. At the time of its publication it generated considerable controversy amongst religious communities. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.