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Old Order Stories of the South

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ISBN-10: 0156685191

ISBN-13: 9780156685191

Edition: 1955

Authors: Katherine Anne Porter

List price: $14.95
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A number of Porter’s finest stories have their setting in the South at the turn of the century. The Old Order brings these together in a single volume, including six stories from The Leaning Tower, three stories from Flowering Judas, and the short novel “Old Mortality” from Pale Horse, Pale Rider.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1955
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/4/1955
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Katherine Anne Porter is known for her subtle and delicate perception; her careful, disciplined technique; and her precision of word and phrase. She wrote slowly and with restraint but achieved an impression of ease and naturalness that is close to perfection. She was born in Texas, schooled in Louisiana convents, and, working as a newspaper reporter and freelance journalist, traveled to such places as Paris, Majorca, Berlin, Vienna, and Mexico. Her Collected Stories (1965), which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1966, was written over a long lifetime. It includes works that have been a standard part of high school and college literature courses for a half-century.…