The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty (The Franklin LIbrary)


Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1985. The Franklin Library.

Illustrations by John Collier.

Leather bound with gilt decorations. Gilt edges. Interior clean and crisp.  Beautifully illustrated.

A Pulitzer Prize winning story - Judge McKelva was seen as a reassuring figure. People looked at him, with his wife Becky and daughter Laurel, and they felt good: that was how well bred people ought to be. But when, 10 years after his wife's death, the Judge marries silly young Fay, everyone is disconcerted - especially Laurel.