Synopses & Reviews
This two-volume collection reveals the singular imaginative power of one of America's most admired Southern writers. "Complete Novels" gathers all of Welty's longer fiction, from "The Robber Bridegroom" (1942) to her Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Optimist's Daughter" (1972).
"There has been in our time no more assiduous practitioner of fiction than Eudora Welty, and for the mystery that pervades her work and is her artistry there can be no explanation ... only gratitude." New York Times Book Review, James Olney
"Complete Novels conveniently gathers together works that, while generally less known than Welty's stories, often equal their structural concision and thematic clarity....her supple, funny, gently judging voice is heard again to stunning effect throughout this indispensable homage to one of our greatest writers." Kirkus Reviews