Lanterns on the Levee - Recollections of a Planter's Son (Hardcover)

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Lanterns on the Levee - Recollections of a Planter's Son (Hardcover)

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This fascinating volume contains the memoirs of William Alexander Percy, who was born and raised in Mississippi and witnessed the social changes at the turn of the century. 'Lanterns on the Levee' is his memorial to the South within which he describes life in the Mississippi Delta, during the time between the semi-feudal South of the 1800s and the uncertain South of the early 1940s. This is a book that will be of much value to anyone with an interest in the history and development of southern American society. It is not one to be missed by collectors of William Alexander Percy's important literature. William Alexander Percy (1885 - 1942) was a lawyer, planter, and poet from Greenville, Mississippi, most famous for writing this best-selling biography. We are republishing this text now in a modern, affordable edition complete with a new prefatory biography of the author.
Product Details ISBN: 9781443724371
ISBN-10: 1443724378
Publisher: Goodale Press
Publication Date: November 4th, 2008
Pages: 432
Language: English