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The robber bridegroom

The robber bridegroom

Welty, Eudora, 1909-

In the midst of the Mississippi woods, pretty young Rosamond Musgrove lives with her father, Clement, and her chilly, jealous stepmother, Salome. There, she is loved by her father but treated badly by his wife, never able to please however little she complains. One day, she is instructed to clean the house from top to toe, to wash the floor, polish the dishes and shine the candlesticks until they gleam and glitter in the darkness. That evening, worn out and dishevelled, she meets for the first time the dashing bandit, Jamie Lockhart, and from then on, her fate is sealed ...In this extraordinary , colourful fairy tale of the South, Eudora Welty clearly displays her admiration of the old tradition and combines it with her perceptive and curious sense of the place and people she loves

Book. English.
Published London: Virago, 1982

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Statement of responsibility: Eudora Welty ; with a new introduction by Paul Binding
ISBN: 0860682900, 9780860682905
Note: Originally published, New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1942.
Physical Description: xiv,185p ; 20 cm.
Series: Virago modern classics
Subject: Fiction in English American writers 1900-1945 Texts

Author note

Eudora Welty was born in 1908 in Jackson, Mississippi, which is still her home. One of America's most distinguished writers, she has published five novels and as many volumes of short stories. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1973.


Eudora Welty reassembles the traditional, rich ingredients of a fairy tale in an American setting to make an original fantasy