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, ...Read MoreIn 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.Read Less
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.
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.
Moser, Barry. Good in good dust jacket. Signed by author. Pages very clean except a little foxing on page top; Signed by Eudora Welty & dated 1988; Inscribed to former owner Dan in a nice paragraph. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 134 p. Audience: General/trade.
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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