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The Shattered Dream: A Southern Bride at the Turn of the Century: The Day Book of Margaret Sloan

Woodell, Harold, Editor

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ISBN 10: 0872497127 / ISBN 13: 9780872497122
Published by University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, 1991
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed. A Very Good or better copy in green cloth, in an attractive Very Good dust jacket with small tears at the spine tip. Nicely inscribed and signed by editor Woodell. Bookseller Inventory # 021356

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Title: The Shattered Dream: A Southern Bride at the...

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press, Columbia

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Margaret Sloan's diary chronicles the early years of her marriage, from 1900 to 1902

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In 1900, Margaret Sloan was a 26-year-old belle from Chattanooga, Tenn., anticipating her marriage to Willard Leland, a peripatetic New Yorker. The daybook in which she confided her thoughts, feelings and eventual disillusionment about this longed-for event is presented here with emendations by Woodell, an English professor at Clemson University. This affecting record of two years in the life of a middle-class, genteel woman is filled with details of social calls, dress, flirting and unrealistical dreams of the crowning achievement of Southern womanhood, wedded bliss. When her idealized husband proves inattentive, leaving her alone for long periods in the boardinghouses that are their first homes in North Carolina and New York, Margaret's marriage becomes "the bitterest disappointment" of her life. Separated for a while, she and Willard reunite chiefly because Margaret has no alternative. Although the entries are often repetitious and banal, the diary offers another view of the fabled "Southern belle" and contributes to women's history.
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