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Delta Wedding is a vivid and charming portrait of a large Southern family, the Fairchilds, living on their plantation in the Mississippi delta land. The year is 1923. A young relative, Lauren McRaven, is visiting and is soon thrust into the midst of numerous cousins, uncles, aunts, and great-aunts as they prepare for the marriage of Dabney, the prettiest of the Fairchild girls. The story is exquisitely woven from ordinary events of family life, leading up to a perfect moment in time — all witnessed by Laura, who in the end returns home on the train known as "The Yellow Dog."

Review:

"By all odds the best thing Eudora Welty has written." The Atlantic

Review:

"Presents the essence of the Deep South and does it with infinite finesse..." Christian Science Monitor

Review:

"The portrait she gives us...is nothing short of wonderful, and the way she gets hold of the particular quality of Southern speech, with its nuances, obliquities, and special kind of humor, is a minor triumph." The New Yorker

Synopsis:

"The nickname of the train was the Yellow Dog. Its real name was the Yazoo-Delta. It was a mixed train. The day was the 10th of September, 1923-afternoon. Laura McRaven, who was nine years old, was on her first journey alone."

So begins Delta Wedding, Eudora Welty's portrait of a large and clamorous Southern family living on their plantation in the Mississippi Delta, and into whose midst Laura McRaven, whose mother has just died, is thrust. When Laura arrives, the Fairchilds are preparing for the marriage of Dabney, not the oldest but the prettiest of the Fairchild girls. Drama leads to drama, revelation to revelation. The result is a sometimes riotous portrait of a Southern family and the motherless child who learns to become one of them. Eudora Welty's first novel remains an American classic.

"By all odds the best thing [Eudora Welty] has written."

--The Atlantic

"Presents the essence of the Deep South and does it with infinite finesse."

--The Christian Science Monitor

"The portrait she gives us . . . is nothing short of wonderful, and the way she gets hold the particular quality of Southern speech, with its nuances, obliquities, and special kind of humor, is a minor triumph."--The New Yorker

Eudora Welty (1909-2001) was born in Jackson, Mississippi. She worked as a photographer during the Depression and published her first book, a collection of short stories, in 1941. 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. By the time of her death in 2001, Welty had established herself as one of the most important and beloved American writers of the twentieth century.

Synopsis:

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 familys preparations for her cousin Dabneys wedding.

About 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.

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napal08, December 14, 2006 (view all comments by napal08)
This was an "okay" book overall, but Eudora Welty was a bit wordy in her writing. It almost seemed as if she was rambling. The way Eudora Welty writes most of her books about the south gives the literature a strong sense of family, though, and that was what kept me interested.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156252805
Author:
Welty, Eudora
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Weddings
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Plantation life
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Family -- Mississippi -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest/HBJ ed.
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Harvest/HBJ Book
Series Volume:
1482
Publication Date:
19790331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.66 lb

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Product details 336 pages Harcourt - English 9780156252805 Reviews:
"Review" by , "By all odds the best thing Eudora Welty has written."
"Review" by , "Presents the essence of the Deep South and does it with infinite finesse..."
"Review" by , "The portrait she gives us...is nothing short of wonderful, and the way she gets hold of the particular quality of Southern speech, with its nuances, obliquities, and special kind of humor, is a minor triumph."
"Synopsis" by ,
"The nickname of the train was the Yellow Dog. Its real name was the Yazoo-Delta. It was a mixed train. The day was the 10th of September, 1923-afternoon. Laura McRaven, who was nine years old, was on her first journey alone."

So begins Delta Wedding, Eudora Welty's portrait of a large and clamorous Southern family living on their plantation in the Mississippi Delta, and into whose midst Laura McRaven, whose mother has just died, is thrust. When Laura arrives, the Fairchilds are preparing for the marriage of Dabney, not the oldest but the prettiest of the Fairchild girls. Drama leads to drama, revelation to revelation. The result is a sometimes riotous portrait of a Southern family and the motherless child who learns to become one of them. Eudora Welty's first novel remains an American classic.

"By all odds the best thing [Eudora Welty] has written."

--The Atlantic

"Presents the essence of the Deep South and does it with infinite finesse."

--The Christian Science Monitor

"The portrait she gives us . . . is nothing short of wonderful, and the way she gets hold the particular quality of Southern speech, with its nuances, obliquities, and special kind of humor, is a minor triumph."--The New Yorker

Eudora Welty (1909-2001) was born in Jackson, Mississippi. She worked as a photographer during the Depression and published her first book, a collection of short stories, in 1941. 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. By the time of her death in 2001, Welty had established herself as one of the most important and beloved American writers of the twentieth century.

"Synopsis" by ,
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 familys preparations for her cousin Dabneys wedding.

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