The Last of the Southern Girls

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Carol Hollywell, a Scarlett O'Hara of the 1950s, sets Washington, D.C., on its ear. Willie Morris's cleverly executed novel (loosely based on a real-life figure) paints a devastatingly accurate portrait, not only of a power-hungry woman, but also of the society that feeds such hunger. Morris is the author of several books, including North Toward Home and New York Days.

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LSU Press

Carol Hollywell, a Scarlett O'Hara of the 1950s, sets Washington, D.C., on its ear. Willie Morris's cleverly executed novel (loosely based on a real-life figure) paints a devastatingly accurate portrait, not only of a power-hungry woman, but also of the society that feeds such hunger. Morris is the author of several books, including North Toward Home and New York Days.

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Jonathan Yardley
Willie Morris has written a witty, intelligent, and engaging book about Washington…As a roman a clef, it is great fun.
—Jonathan Yardley, The New Republic
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807119563
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Series: Voices of the South Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 525,271
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Willie Morris (1934--1999) was born in Yazoo CIty, Mississippi, attended the University of Texas, won a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, was editor of The Texas Observer, and in 1967 became the youngest editor in chief of Harper's in the history of the magazine. He is the author of many books, including My Dog Skip and Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood.

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