The Ponder Heart by Eudora Welty audiobook

The Ponder Heart

By Eudora Welty
Read by Sally Darling

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780156729154
4.01 Hours 1
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Originally published in The New Yorker in 1954, The Ponder Heart is easily Eudora Welty's most comic novel, a lighthearted burlesque that rivals Caldwell's Tobacco Road for capturing rural idioms, and the novels of Mark Twain for high farce. Edna Earle, a person of large distinction in Clay County, and the talkative owner of the Beulah Hotel, tells the story of her Uncle Daniel Ponder, a local hero whose over-affection for society compels him to give everything he owns away. The disappearance of Uncle Daniel's second wife, the waifish and willowy Bonnie Dee Peacock, leads to his arrest for murder. The trial, which comprises the second half of the novel, is a masterpiece of courtroom anarchy. A cast of Dickensian characters coupled with Edna's hysterically accurate observations of small-town life, transport the reader, like a raucous family drive, to a truly original conclusion.

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Originally published in The New Yorker in 1954, The Ponder Heart is easily Eudora Welty's most comic novel, a lighthearted burlesque that rivals Caldwell's Tobacco Road for capturing rural idioms, and the novels of Mark Twain for high farce. Edna Earle, a person of large distinction in Clay County, and the talkative owner of the Beulah Hotel, tells the story of her Uncle Daniel Ponder, a local hero whose over-affection for society compels him to give everything he owns away. The disappearance of Uncle Daniel's second wife, the waifish and willowy Bonnie Dee Peacock, leads to his arrest for murder. The trial, which comprises the second half of the novel, is a masterpiece of courtroom anarchy. A cast of Dickensian characters coupled with Edna's hysterically accurate observations of small-town life, transport the reader, like a raucous family drive, to a truly original conclusion.

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Author Bio: Eudora Welty

Author Bio: Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty (1909–2001) is an author whose many short stories and novels include The Optimist’s Daughter, winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction. She also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Order of the South, and the National Book Award, among many other literary awards. She was also the first living author to have her works published by the Library of America.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 4.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English