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Oldest living Confederate widow

Allan Gurganus

Oldest living Confederate widow

her confession

by Allan Gurganus

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Published by Samuel French in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Based on the novel: Oldest living Confederate window tells all, by Allan Gurganus.

Statementby Allan Gurganus and Jane Holding
ContributionsHolding, Jane
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 2010/40571 (P), PS3557.U814
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p. ;
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24469201M
ISBN 109780573662997
LC Control Number2010277515
OCLC/WorldCa291091317

  Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Confederate widow Lucy Marsden, one of the most entertaining and Cited by: 6. Allan Gurganus' first book, a novel titled "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All," was published last year to considerable critical acclaim.

Speaking of the last Confederate widow, Mr. Gurganus says that he read an article in The New York Times recently about the real oldest - and last - living Confederate widow, Daisy Cave of Sumter, S.C., who lives in a rest home and is believed to be 97 years old. ''I adored it,'' he says. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. Allan Gurganus. Knopf, - Fiction - pages. 11 Reviews. Sections of the book have appeared in Paris Review, Antaeus, Harper's, Atlantic and The New Yorker. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. User ratings.3/5(11).

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is a marvel of narrative showmanship and proof that brilliant, emotional storytelling remains at the heart of great fiction. Author bio: Allan Gurganus is the winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Southern Book Prize, the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a. An extensively researched book by Frank L. Gryzb, The Last Civil War Veterans: The Lives of the Final Survivors State by State, published Ma , supports the conclusion by Dr. Hoar, Mr. Marvel, Mr. Serrano and others that Pleasant Crump was the last confirmed and verified surviving veteran of the Confederate States Army.


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Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Lucy Marsden, one of the most entertaining and loquacious heoines in American literature/5.

Because of the relative youth of these two at their defining moment, the confluence results in Lucy, through sheer attrition, becoming the Oldest Living Confederate Widow. Allan Gurganus's epic book is one of my all-time favorites. I only recently discovered that a movie had been made of it/5().

With Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Amber Brooke, Cicely Tyson. The movie, adapted from Allan Gurganus' book of the same name, chronicles the life of Lucy Marsden, a ninety-nine-year-old North Carolina woman who, at the age of fourteen, married a fifty-year-old Confederate veteran of the Civil War and bore nine children (reduced to six for television)/10(7).

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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, by Allen Gurganus, is the story of Lucy Marsden. She is the widow of the last surviving soldier of the Civil War. This is her story of slavery, the Civil War, family, sharecropping, and the South.

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Look Away. A History of the Confederate States of America, William C. Davis, $ Free Rating: % positive. Alberta Martin (née Stewart; December 4, – ) was once believed to be the last living widow of a Confederate soldier. This has been contradicted by Maudie Hopkins, but Martin appears to have been the last widow whose marriage to a Confederate soldier produced : Alberta Stewart, December 4.

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All 99 year old Lucy Mardsen, wheelchair bound resident at a nursing home, tells her life story in this book.

Married at fifteen to a fifty year old Civil War vet, Willie Marsden, Lucy is thrust into the role of wife and mother. The phrase 'oldest living confederate widow' came to Allan Gurganus in the form of a newspaper headline - he had merely to add 'tells all' and the title was ready for : Gary Dexter.

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Allan Gurganus will never forget the moment in when Lucy Marsden, the narrator of his first novel, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, sprang to life. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. Allan Gurganus’s Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication.

Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Lucy Marsden, one of the most entertaining and loquacious heoines in American literature. more». This summary of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All includes a complete plot overview – spoilers included.

We’re considering expanding this synopsis into a full-length study guide to deepen your comprehension of the book and why it's important. Lucy Marsden. Minus one section, Lucille Marsden narrates all of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells voice, humor, and insights make each paragraph a delight to read.

Though not traditionally educated, she’s acquired her wisdom through hardship, experience, and an innate ability to understand how people tick.5/5. A long ( pp.) first novel—partly grand entertainment, partly hobbyhorse—about a century-long battle between the sexes.

Told mostly as oral history, it's occasionally garrulous, but it's also full of lore and a voice at times worthy of Eudora Welty. Lucy Marsden, born in or thereabouts, tells the tale at age 99 from Lane's End Rest Home, and she takes the book's epigraph to heart.

Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Confederate widow Lucy Marsden, one of the most entertaining and loquacious heroines in American literature.4/5().

ALLAN GURGANUS, born in North Carolina inis the author of novels, novellas, and collections of stories, including Oldest Living Confederate .Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All: A Novel - Ebook written by Allan Gurganus. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

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Lucy talks about her husband's experiences in the civil war, her mother in law's plantation, her friend Castalia's abduction from Africa, her own childhood, her parents' childhoods, life in her small North Carolina town, etc/5(6).