A"" for effort but not for performance for this admixture of Faulkner quaints, Tobacco Road earthies, and SEX, unconsumated...

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CEYLUN

A"" for effort but not for performance for this admixture of Faulkner quaints, Tobacco Road earthies, and SEX, unconsumated until the last page, but handled in strip tease technique.... The period is 1906- the place Georgia- the central character, Brev Short, planter-farmer, who worships from afar blue-blooded, penniless Ceylun Lithoway, and who is abashed by the offer to trade her for his agricultural genius. He wives but does not bed her, but Ceylun, firm in her belief in their love, stands by, and eventually makes up for lost time. There's plenty of incident, some of it in low-comic vein, some in sheer melodrama, as the two of them plot against decaying aristocrats, successful newcomers, and Southern attitudes of the period.

Pub Date: Jan. 23, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Rinehart

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1946