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Delta Wedding
     

Delta Wedding

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by Eudora Welty
 

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A vivid and charming portrait of a large southern family, the Fairchilds, who live on a plantation in the Mississippi delta. The story, set in 1923, is exquisitely woven from the ordinary events of family life, centered around the visit of a young relative, Laura McRaven, and the family’s preparations for her cousin Dabney’s wedding.

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A vivid and charming portrait of a large southern family, the Fairchilds, who live on a plantation in the Mississippi delta. The story, set in 1923, is exquisitely woven from the ordinary events of family life, centered around the visit of a young relative, Laura McRaven, and the family’s preparations for her cousin Dabney’s wedding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547538686
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/21/1979
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
192,627
File size:
331 KB

Meet the Author

EUDORA WELTY (1909-2001) was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and attended the Mississippi State College for Women, the University of Wisconsin, and Columbia University (where she studied advertising). In addition to short fiction, Welty wrote novels, novellas, essays, and reviews, and was the winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
April 13, 1909
Date of Death:
July 23, 2001
Place of Birth:
Jackson, Mississippi
Place of Death:
Jackson, Mississippi
Education:
University of Wisconsin

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Delta Wedding 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the great, underappreciated masterpieces in Southern Fiction, 'Delta Wedding' has been a book that I have revisited many times, each read bringing forth fresh observation. The story of the Fairchild family in 20s Mississippi catches every color and smell of the region (so richly that there are moments of dizziness). A perfect ear for dialect is matched by deep spiritual concerns, and the limits of family and sexuality are explored. Welty, like Hawthorne, takes us deep inside Americana, deep into the woods, into the blood and sinew of the American character. And while there is a great seriousness to the themes of the book, there is also an inescapable affection for the time and place, delicacy, humor and respect for these people. A great experience.
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Marcia Collins More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my child she is 10 and she Love this book i recommened this for all people:)
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