Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth was an American writer, used the acronym E.D.E.N. throughout her career. Written more than 60 novels that were published in most prestigious magazines, E.D.E.N. Southworth became one of the most-reading writers among women readers across the nation. “Ishmael; Or, In the Depths” is a based on the real events novel, published in 1876. It is the story about a man, who entered in life motherless and poor, and survived and flourished despite the wishes of everyone around. In this classical rags-to-riches story, Ishmael has many adventures and romances on his way to the top. The book is considered as one of E.D.E.N. Southworth’s best works, so you have the great opportunity to enjoy it.