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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date October 1, 2001
Pages 718
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375726637
ISBN-10 0375726632
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $18.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Lucy Marsden looks back on her long life and her experiences as the wife of a Civil War veteran, recounting the combat and the historical figures of the war years, as well as the hidden conflicts of domesticity. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

Lucy married at the turn of the twentieth century, when she was fifteen and her husband was fifty. If Colonel William Marsden was a veteran of the "War for Southern Independence," Lucy became a "veteran of the veteran" with a unique perspective on Southern history and Southern manhood. Lucy’s story encompasses everything from the tragic death of a Confederate boy soldier to the feisty narrator's daily battles in the Home--complete with visits from a mohawk-coiffed candy striper. 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.

Editions
Hardcover
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1 edition from Random House Inc (March 1, 1991)
9780517067697 | details & prices | List price $5.99
About: Lucy Marsden looks back on her long life and her experiences as the wife of a Civil War veteran, recounting the combat and the historical figures of the war years, as well as the hidden conflicts of domesticity
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 1989)
9780394545370 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.65 lbs | List price $21.95
About: Lucy Marsden looks back on her long life and her experiences as the wife of a Civil War veteran, recounting the combat and the historical figures of the war years, as well as the hidden conflicts of domesticity
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (October 1, 2001)
9780375726637 | details & prices | 718 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Presents the story of Lucy Marsden, who looks back on her life and experiences as the wife of a Civil War veteran, recounting the combat and the historical figures of the war years, as well as the hidden conflicts of domesticity.
Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (September 1, 1996)
9780449911693 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $15.00
About: "Exuberant.
Reprint edition from Ivy Books (September 1, 1990)
9780804106436 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.35 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Lucy Marsden looks back on her long life and her experiences as the wife of a Civil War veteran, recounting the combat and the historical figures of the war years, as well as the hidden conflicts of domesticity
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Random House (September 1, 1989)
9780394581415 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.00
About: An astonishing first novel about the Civil War and its aftermath in our own time, in the raucous voice of a woman who lived through it all.

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