The Optimist’s Daughter. By Eudora Welty. Illustrated by Mitchell Hooks. Limited Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1978.

$40.00

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Eudora Welty’s writings have always been deeply informed by her life in the American South. In The Optimist’s Daughter, this fact is especially true. It is a novel about returning home, about rediscovering one’s origins and embracing one’s past. The protagonist, Laurel Hand, returns to the South to assist her ailing father until his passing. After his funeral, Laurel grieves in her childhood home until her future is reenvisioned with her past embraced. It is largely considered Welty’s greatest work. It won her the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It is consistently named one of the best novels of the American South. This limited edition by the Franklin Library commemorates the work with Mitchell Hooks’ spectacular illustrations. It is a fine rendition of the text.

This limited edition is in fine condition. In the original tan leather boards, fine gilt stamped. Raised bands. Gilt spine. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in. Hooks’ illustrations superb.

A fine collector’s copy of The Optimist’s Daughter.

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The Optimist’s Daughter. By Eudora Welty. Illustrated by Mitchell Hooks. Limited Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1978.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in