Book #13294

The Optimist's Daughter

Eudora Welty

Binding: Full-Leather
Book Condition: As New
Edition: Limited Edition
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1978.

Price: $60.00

A special Limited edition in As New condition.

The Optimist's Daughter is a compact and inward-looking little novel, a Pulitzer Prize winner. The optimist in question is 71-year-old Judge McKelva, who has come to a New Orleans hospital from Mount Salus, Mississippi, complaining of a "disturbance" in his vision. To his daughter, Laurel, it's as rare for him to admit "self-concern" as it is for him to be sick, and she immediately flies down from Chicago to be by his side. The subsequent operation on the judge's eye goes well, but the recovery does not.

This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best.