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The optimist's daughter, Eudora Welty

Label
The optimist's daughter
Title
The optimist's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Eudora Welty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This story of a young woman's confrontation with death and her past is a poetic study of human relations. "The Optimist's Daughter" is the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, a young woman who has left the South and returns, years later, to New Orleans, where her father is dying. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Alone in the old house, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past, herself, and her parents
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1973.
Cataloging source
DLC
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1909-2001
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Welty, Eudora
Dewey number
813/.5/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ3.W4696
  • PS3545.E6
  • PS3545.E6
LC item number
  • Op
  • O6 1972
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Fathers
  • Reminiscing
  • Reunions
  • Mississippi
Label
The optimist's daughter, Eudora Welty
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm00329526
Isbn
9780394480176
Lccn
76039769
System control number
(OCoLC)329526
Label
The optimist's daughter, Eudora Welty
Publication
Control code
ocm00329526
Isbn
9780394480176
Lccn
76039769
System control number
(OCoLC)329526

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