First rate entertainment, in a full bodied, lusty regional novel of New Orleans and the bayou plantation reaches -- a two...

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THE FOXES OF HARROW

First rate entertainment, in a full bodied, lusty regional novel of New Orleans and the bayou plantation reaches -- a two generation story spanning the years from 1825 when the personable rad-headed gambler was picked off a river sand bar where he'd been stranded, and gambled his way to success and the hand of a cold and lovely Creole onto the Civil War and their son in whose blood ran the passions of both parents. There's a good deal of the appeal of such novels as Frances Keyes' River Road -- to which it is comparable in richness of detail of plantation life, in picturing a slave-dominated civilization at its peak and its decadence. Good story telling.

Pub Date: Feb. 5, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dial

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1946