1919 to the present day in a middle Georgia town provides a changing panorama of events and actual happenings for Ellen and...

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1919 to the present day in a middle Georgia town provides a changing panorama of events and actual happenings for Ellen and Buford's marriage, a smug capitalist upbringing in conflict with a newspaperman's liberal ideas and beliefs in labor's demands. Ellen, in her selfish pride and loyalty to her father's treatment of his mill hands, grows further and further away from her husband, and finally resorts to trading on her pregnancy and subsequent weakness after the stillborn baby, to keep Duford tied to a town where he is unable to be honest in his editorials. He leaves her and Ellen is shocked out of her blindness by the suicide of a dear friend who could not keep on living for his ideals.. Overlong perhaps, but a full canvas of recent Southern history, and a human picture of a marriage slowly disintegrating. Good woman's novel which takes intelligent reading, and a fictional treatment of some of the material that appeared in her As I Live And Breathe.

Pub Date: May 24, 1938

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1938