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Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers rare hardback


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Mystery, Thriller


Carson Mccullers

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A gorgeous, brief coming-of-age novel.


Bantam Doubleday Dell

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This is a rare hardbook copy of this book. It suffers from yellowing pages, but looks never to have been read. There is no dustcover and the book has some corner damage in the upper left hand corner of the back and is stamped Radnor High School inside the front cover. Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Review Twelve-year-old Frankie Adams, longing at once for escape and belonging, takes her role as "member of the wedding" to mean that when her older brother marries she will join the happy couple in their new life together. But Frankie is unlucky in love; her mother is dead, and Frankie narrowly escapes being raped by a drunken soldier during a farewell tour of the town. Worst of all, "member of the wedding" doesn't mean what she thinks. A gorgeous, brief coming-of-age novel. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Review Novel by Carson Mccullers, published in 1946. It depicts the inner life of 12-year-old Frankie Addams, a Georgia tomboy who imagines that she will be taken by the bride and groom (her brother) on their honeymoon. Frankie finds refuge in the company of two equally isolated characters, her ailing six-year-old cousin John Henry and her father's black housekeeper, Berenice, who serves as both mother figure and oracle. Much of the novel consists of a series of kitchen-table conversations among these three. The threesome is broken by the cousin's death and Berenice's own wedding. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Product Details Paperback Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell ISBN-10: 0553135260 ISBN-13: 978-0553135268 Average Customer Review: script type="text/javascript" var reviewHistPing = function() { reviewHistDU.requestUpdate('', '', '', null, null, null, false); }; /script script type="text/javascript" n2RunThisWhen( 'lastlibraryloaded', function() { reviewHistDU = new N2DynUpObject('reviewHistDU'); reviewHistDU.setHandler('/gp/customer-reviews/common/du/recordHistoPop', 'sd'); reviewHistDU.setTargetElementID('ignoreReviewHistoDiv'); reviewHistDU.cacheResponses(false); return false; }, 'init everything else' ); /script script type="text/javascript" n2RunThisWhen('lastlibraryloaded', function() { // instantiate a popover object reviewHistoPopObj_0553135260 = new N2SimplePopover(); reviewHistoPopObj_0553135260.initialize( 'reviewHistoPop_0553135260', 'reviewHistoPopObj_0553135260' ); // register popup feature with the events framework goN2Events.registerFeature( 'reviewHistoPop_0553135260', 'reviewHistoPopObj_0553135260', 'n2MouseOverHotspot', 'n2MouseOutHotspot' ); reviewHistoPopObj_0553135260.locateAt('below', 'r', 0); reviewHistoPopObj_0553135260.configureAnimation(null, null, null, null); reviewHistoPopObj_0553135260.setCallback('afterShow', reviewHistPing); }, 'review histo rollover' ); /script 76 Reviews 5 star: (20)4 star: (15)3 star: (13)2 star: (6)1 star: (22) a ÂÄŸ See all 76 customer reviews... 3.1 out of 5 stars This item weighs 8 ozs, final shipping costs will include handling charges listed under booth details. please email me for shipping and handling costs and your preferred method of shipping or go to USPS.com and add the handling charge listed under booth details. Suggest media mail for books. Please Note: Almost all the items that are sold in my auction are Vintage in Nature, even if they are new in the box....they are from my aunt's estate...I use my best ability to describe any faults I see, if you want more photos, please request them, I will be happy to provide them to you. If an item is Mint to my eye, it still implies it has seen a baseline of wear due to it age.......VINTAGE, means that it has been around for awhile. Please ask any questions you may have before bidding. Additional photos can be provided, please ask. Please visit my blog at http://konoponopdesign.blogspot.com/ visit my auctiva store at http://store.auctiva.com/sheepthrills

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