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optimist"s daughter

Eudora Welty

optimist"s daughter

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Published by Franlin Library in Franklin Center, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mississippi
    • Subjects:
    • Women -- Mississippi -- Fiction,
    • Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction,
    • Fathers -- Death -- Fiction,
    • Reminiscing -- Fiction,
    • Reunions -- Fiction,
    • Mississippi -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementEudora Welty ; illustrated by Mitchell Hooks.
      GenreFiction.
      ContributionsHooks, Mitchell.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.W4696 Op 1978b, PS3545.E6 Op 1978b
      The Physical Object
      Pagination190 p. :
      Number of Pages190
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4288619M
      LC Control Number78315660

      The Optimist's Daughter Important Quotes “He bent his head, but that did not hide the aggrievement, indignation, that was in his voice. ‘He’s gone, and his eye was healing’’ Are you trying to tell me you let my husband die?’ Fay cried. ‘He collapsed.’ Fatigue had pouched the.


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After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Along in the old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past, herself.