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The Optimist's Daughter


The Optimist's Daughter - Welty, Eudora
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The people of Mount Salus, Mississippi always felt good about Judge McKelva. He was a quiet, solid reassuring figure, just as a judge should be. Then, ten years after his first wife's death, he marries the frivolous young Wanda Fay. No-one can understand his action, not least his beloved daughter, Laurel, who finds it hard to accept the new bride. It is only some years later, when circumstance brings her back to her childhood home, that Laurel stirs old memories and comes to understand the peculiarities of her upbringing ...

The Optimist's Daughter 2000, PerfectBound, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060955878

Harperlargeprin edition Large type / large print

Trade paperback

The Optimist's Daughter 1990, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679728832

Trade paperback

The Optimist's Daughter 1990, Turtleback Books

ISBN-13: 9780808576860

Bound for Schools & Libraries edition


The Optimist's Daughter 1984, Virago Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780860683759

Mass-market paperback

The Optimist's Daughter 1973, Deutsch, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780233964317


Optimists Daughter 1972, Random House (NY)

ISBN-13: 9780394480176