In the midst of the Mississippi woods, pretty young Rosamond Musgrove lives with her father, Clement, and her chilly, jealous stepmother, Salome. There, she is loved by her father but treated badly by his wife, never able to please however little she complains. One day, she is instructed to clean the house from top to toe, to wash the floor, ...
In the midst of the Mississippi woods, pretty young Rosamond Musgrove lives with her father, Clement, and her chilly, jealous stepmother, Salome. There, she is loved by her father but treated badly by his wife, never able to please however little she complains. One day, she is instructed to clean the house from top to toe, to wash the floor, polish the dishes and shine the candlesticks until they gleam and glitter in the darkness. That evening, worn out and dishevelled, she meets for the first time the dashing bandit, Jamie Lockhart, and from then on, her fate is sealed ...In this extraordinary , colourful fairy tale of the South, Eudora Welty clearly displays her admiration of the old tradition and combines it with her perceptive and curious sense of the place and people she loves.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Size: Large 8vo 9"-10" tall; Beige cloth spine over beige paper-covered boards, lettered in silver. Binding very faintly rubbed at corners; dust jacket faintly rubbed at corners, slightly scuffed on covers, else fully intact, not price-clipped and now in a Kapco sleeve. Book is square, tightly bound, unfaded, and clean inside and out. Signed and inscribed to owner by the illustrator, Barry Moser, on the title page. Stated First Edition. 134 pp.
Barry Moser. Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Signed by Illustrator(s) 8vo. 134 pages. First edition hardcover with a purple and white dust jacket, now in mylar. There is a small crease in the mylar on front cover. SIGNED by illustrator Barry Moser on the title page. Light wear to the jacket; a nice, clean copy.
Good+ 12mo 7"-7½" tall; 185 pages; Mass market paperback in glossy illustrated covers. 1st Atheneum paperback printing. Signed and warmly inscribed by Welty on the blank front endpage to Jere Real. Jere Real was a professor at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader program. He had a long lived acquaintance with Welty. Book has mild sunning to the spine and general handling rub to edges. A pair of light stress creases to the front cover. Solid but moderately worn; association copy warmly inscribed. G++ to VG-; Signed by Author.
Very Good. Signed by Author 0151783187 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Very Good) First edition. Boards with cloth spine, 24 cm, 134 pages, with black & white illustrations by Moser. Signed in ink on title. Very good condition. In a dustjacket in very good condition.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 185 pages; Later reprinting of Welty's first novel. Inscribed by Welty on the front flyleaf to Jere Real. Jere Real was a professor at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader program. He had a long lived acquaintance with Welty. Snug, neat copy in original dust jacket that retins the $5.75 issue price on the unclipped front flap. Small offset stain to the top corner of the half title page. Otherwise tight and fresh. Dust jacket has just a touch of mild shelf rub to spine ends and tips. NF/NF; Signed by Author.
Very Good in Fair jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Book is in Very Good condition with blue panels with white lettering and pink line. Minor scuffing at head/tail of spine. Front/back pastedowns have glue showing through paper. Front flyleaf and half title page have a brown rectangular stain running from top to bottom (2 inches wide), some scraping to page. Front free endpaper has "For Charlee/ January 16 1943" written in black marker. Dustjacket is in Fair condition with two closed tears, creasing and nicking to front cover. Spine has chipping to head/tail and has wear along joints. Back cover has overall darkening, small brown stain, large chip, nicking and creasing. Joints of dj flaps have chips and some signs of wear. Front/back flaps have darkening to edges. Inside of dj has darkened areas. Dj is wrapped in clear plastic mylar. 185 pgs.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Stated "First Edition". 185pp. Blue cloth lettered in white with pink band. Welty's first novel and second book. Dust Jacket has some minor chips to the top and bottom spine, all edges of dust jacket are slightly worn. The jacket is not price-clipped. EXCELLENT condition in a VERY GOOD dust jacket. Eudora Welty (April 13, 1909-July 23, 2001) was an award-winning author and photographer who lived in, and wrote about, the American South. She was born in Jackson, Mississippi and lived a significant portion of her life in the city's Belhaven neighborhood, where her home has been preserved. She was educated at the Mississippi State College for Women (now called Mississippi University for Women), the University of Wisconsin, and Columbia University's business school. During the 1930s, Welty worked as a photographer for the Works Progress Administration. This job sent her all over the state of Mississippi taking photographs of people from all economic and social classes. Collections of her photographs are One Time, One Place, and Photographs. But Welty's true love was language, not photography, and she soon devoted her energy to writing fiction. Her first short story, "Death of a Traveling Salesman, " appeared in 1936 and in 1941 she published her first collection of short stories, A Curtain of Green. Her novel, The Optimist's Daughter, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. The Canadian writer Alice Munro has said that Welty's "A Worn Path" is perhaps the most perfect short story ever written. The e-mail client Eudora was named after her (in reference to her short story "Why I Live at the P.O."). Eudora Welty died of pneumonia in Jackson.
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