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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House
Publication date September 1, 1989
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394581415
ISBN-10 0394581415
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.50 by 7 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.00
Other format details audio
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

Lucy Marsden is the wife of the Civil War's last surviving soldier; she is now half-blind, 99 years old, locked into a charity home and very talkative. The darkly comic tale that Lucy tells straddles two centuries and forgives neither. Her ribald, blunt confession reveals two wars: one declared in 1861, the other gender-inspired, domestic and eternal. Here are Sherman's fires, the slaves' local pain and mythic imaginations, the mixed joys of motherhood and Lucy's own progress as the child bride of her crazed and earnest Civil War vet. Her tale-told epic offers a gallery of moral characters: aristocrats and sharecroppers, black and white, slave and free -- Lee and Lincoln among them. In her folk perspective, the South is a realm where fact and fable are both true.

This is a joyously told, stubbornly ungrammatical last testament that offers a fond portrait of one plain woman's unending battle... one that is masterful and lasting.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394545370 Book cover for 9780517067697
 
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
Book cover for 9780375726637 Book cover for 9780449911693 Book cover for 9780804106436
 
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
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
Book cover for 9780394581415
 
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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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