On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon

On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
The long-vanished world of the Old South--from 1842 to 1900--comes alive in the story of Emma Garnet, as she moves from pampered plantation owner's daughter, through her discovery of the evils of slavery and work in military hospitals during the Civil War, to her final reconciliation with her feelings about the South. Reprint.

HARPERCOLL
Sprawling in its scope but heartbreakingly exact in its depiction of a family torn apart, On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon is a magnificent novel in the great Southern tradition. In the year 1900--on the afternoon she suspects might be the last of her long, eventful life--Emma Garnet Tate Lowell sets down on paper what came before, determined to make an honest account of it. Born to privilege on a James River plantation, she grew up determined to escape the domination of her bullying, self-made father, Samuel P. Tate, and ultimately seceded from his control to marry Quincy Lowell, a surgeon and member of the distinguished Boston family. But then came the Civil War. Working alongside Quincy, assisting him in the treatment of wounded soldiers, she witnessed scenes that would be engraved forever in her memory. And, before beginning the long journey of her own reconstruction, she must face the shame of her relationship to her "servants" and learn the terrible secret that shaped her father's life.

Baker
& Taylor

The vanished world of the Old South is revealed in the story of Emma Garnet, as she moves from pampered plantation owner's daughter, through her discovery of the evils of slavery and work in military hospitals during the Civil War, to her final reconciliation with her feelings about the South

Publisher: New York : Putnam, c1998
ISBN: 9780380732142
0380732149
9780399142994
0399142991
Branch Call Number: F GIB
Characteristics: 273 p. ; 21 cm

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