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The Last of the Southern Girls
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Louisiana State Univ Pr
Publication date September 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780807119563
ISBN-10 0807119563
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $18.95
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Traces the life of Carol Hollywell, a beautiful and smart debutante from De Soto Point, Arkansas, as she moves to Washington, D.C., falls in love with a prominent congressman, and struggles to keep her ambitions from ruining her relationship
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Carol Hollywell is beautiful, smart, elegant, and charming. A debutante from De Soto Point, Arkansas, and a recent graduate of Ole Miss, she is heir to a good southern name and a small southern fortune. She knows what she wants and, more important, knows how to get it. She is, in other words, the prototypical southern belle, a Scarlett O'Hara for the 1950s, and when she moves to Washington, D.C., in 1957, she sets, the town on its ear. Willie Morris' cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed novel (loosely based on a real-life figure) follows this headstrong woman from her arrival in the Capital and traces the ups and downs of her life in the political and social whirl of the city over the next decade and a half. Eventually, she becomes romantically involved with a prominent congressman - an idealist, a reformer, a man perhaps headed for the very pinnacle of political life. It is at first a dazzling alliance, yet the genuine satisfactions they find in their relationship cannot long withstand the pressures of the ambitions both of them harbor. The very drives that initially brought them together in the end propel their love affair into jeopardy. Morris paints a devastatingly accurate portrait not only of a power-hungry woman but also of the society that feeds such hunger. His descriptions of Washington and its denizens - the politicos, the journalists, the socialities, and the hangers-on - are nothing short of breathtaking.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394461014
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (June 1, 1973); titled "The Last of the Southern Girls"
9780394461014 | details & prices | 287 pages | List price $20.01
About: Carol Hollywell is beautiful, smart, elegant, and charming.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780380013197 Book cover for 9780807119563
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Louisiana State Univ Pr (September 1, 1994); titled "The Last of the Southern Girls"
9780807119563 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Traces the life of Carol Hollywell, a beautiful and smart debutante from De Soto Point, Arkansas, as she moves to Washington, D.
With Lin Stepp, J. L. Stepp | from Avon Books (June 1, 1974)
9780380013197 | details & prices | List price $1.50
This edition also contains The Afternoon Hiker: A Guide to Casual Hikes in the Great Smokey Mountains
About: Carol Hollywell is beautiful, smart, elegant, and charming.

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