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The Golden Apples

Welty, Eudora

Published by Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1949
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Absolutely gorgeous copy in like dust jacket, signed by the author on front free endpaper. PON and owners embossed seal on title page. The previous owner apparently corresponded with the author numerous times, as several books from this estate have letters from the author laid in. A beautiful copy of a scarce book. Eudora Alice Welty (1909 - 2001) was known for her short stories and novels about the South. Her novel The Optimist's Daughter won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many other words, including the Order of the South. She was the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America. Her house in Jackson, Mississippi is a National Historic Landmark. During the Depression, she collected stories, conducted interviews and took photographs of daily life in Mississippi while working for the Works Progress Administration as a publicity agent -- work that would later inform her writing on the South. She was published prolifically in magazines beginning in 1936, when her story "The Death of a Traveling Salesman" appeared in the literary magazine Manuscript (making this collection, which includes many of her magazine appearances, especially helpful to scholarly research). Her photographs depicting the Great Depression have been collected in several books, including the very scarce, Twenty Photographs, featuring photos printed from her original negatives. Bookseller Inventory # 1009094

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Title: The Golden Apples

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Co.

Publication Date: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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