The Carpetbagger's Children

The Carpetbagger's Children

by Horton Foote
     
 

In funny, moving, engaging monologues, three sisters spin the tale of their family and an era. Their father, the eponymous carpetbagger, was a former Union soldier who used his post as county treasurer and tax collector to amass a Texas plantation of twenty thousand acres. Preserving that plantation through the vicissitudes of their lives becomes a central issue for…  See more details below

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In funny, moving, engaging monologues, three sisters spin the tale of their family and an era. Their father, the eponymous carpetbagger, was a former Union soldier who used his post as county treasurer and tax collector to amass a Texas plantation of twenty thousand acres. Preserving that plantation through the vicissitudes of their lives becomes a central issue for his daughters, Cornelia, Grace Anne and Sissie. With echoes of and , THE CARPETBAGGER'S CHILDREN explores the bonds of a family to the land that has shaped their identity, influenced their destiny and, like the family itself, undergone dramatic change with the passage of time.

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New Yorker
...bittersweet music�[a] rhapsody of ambivalence...in its modest, garrulous way, [the play] is theatrically daring.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822218432
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
35
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.10(d)

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