The Robber Bridegroom

by Eudora Welty | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0156768070 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingReallyBookishwing of Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on 8/12/2016
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingReallyBookishwing from Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, August 12, 2016
This is a difficult book for me to rate. I very much enjoyed the language and the writing style. The story itself is not politically correct in its descriptions of women and minorities, especially Native Americans. However, as it was written in 1942, I guess that is to be expected.

Also, the book is an adaptation of the Grimm fairy tale of the same name, and that is how it reads. As such, some of the ordinary "rules" of fiction are broken. For example, it would be hard to identify a main character or protagonist. I suppose Rosamond, the daughter of planter Clement Musgrove, would be the closest to a protagonist.

Overall, I would describe this short read (I read it in two evenings) as enjoyable, but somewhat dated.

Journal Entry 2 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, November 04, 2016
Reserving for the General Literature VBB.

Description from Amazon:

"Legendary figures of Mississippi’s past -- flatboatman Mike Fink and the dreaded Harp brothers -- mingle with characters from Eudora Welty’s own imagination in an exuberant fantasy set along the Natchez Trace. Berry-stained bandit of the woods Jamie Lockhart steals Rosamond, the beautiful daughter of pioneer planter Clement Musgrove, to set in motion this frontier fairy tale. 'For all her wild, rich fancy, Welty writes prose that is as disciplined as it is beautiful' (New Yorker)."

Journal Entry 3 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, July 16, 2017
Removing as unselected from the General Literature VBB and making available.

Released 2 yrs ago (7/31/2017 UTC) at RABCK, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases


This is headed out to Megi53 as a RABCK. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 5 by Megi53 at Danville, Virginia USA on Friday, August 04, 2017
Being compared to Candide in a cover blurb from The New Yorker, it's bound to be good.

Thanks very much for sending it so fast, Really Bookish!

Journal Entry 6 by Megi53 at Danville, Virginia USA on Sunday, September 03, 2017
This was a pleasure to read on my long vacation in Georgia. I especially liked the characters' sojourn with the Indians, and the frequent trips some of them took to the city of New Orleans.

Thanks again for sending it to me so quickly! I'll put it in one of our two local Little Free Libraries at the earliest opportunity.

Journal Entry 7 by Megi53 at Danville, Virginia USA on Monday, September 18, 2017
The area around both our Little Free Libraries (yes, they're just around the block from each other) is under construction, so I searched wishlists, saw a familiar name, and mailed it to her today!

Journal Entry 8 by Megi53 at Danville, Virginia USA on Monday, September 18, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (9/18/2017 UTC) at Danville, Virginia USA


Mailed to another Bookcrosser.

Journal Entry 9 by wingiwillrejoicewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Saturday, November 04, 2017
Just arrived home from an extended trip last night, & found this in my collected mail this morning. Thank you! I look forward to reading it!

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