Fiction Eudora Welty The Ponder Heart

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The Ponder Heart

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Uncle Daniel Ponder, whose fortune is exceeded only by his desire to give it away, is a source of vexation for his niece, Edna Earle. Uncle Daniel’s trial for the alleged murder of his seventeen-year-old bride is a comic masterpiece. Awarded the William Dean Howells Medal of the american Academy of Arts and Letters. Drawings by Joe Krush.

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Eudora Welty is the author of many novels and story collections, including "The Optimist's Daughter" (Pulitzer Prize), "Losing Battles", "The Ponder Heart", "The Robber Bridegroom", "A Curtain of Green and Other Stories", as well as three collections of her photographic work (all from the University Press of Mississippi)-"Photographs", "Country Churchyards", and "One Time, One Place: Mississippi in the Depression".

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Comic novella by Eudora Welty, published in 1954. Cast as a monologue, it is rich with colloquial speech and descriptive imagery. The narrator of the story is Miss Edna Earle Ponder, one of the last living members of a once-prominent family, who manages the Beulah Hotel in Clay, Miss. She tells a traveling salesman the history of her family and fellow townsfolk. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

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