That Late Unpleasantness 1928 NORVAL RICHARDSON Mississippi Post-Civil War Novel

$100.00

Title: That Late Unpleasantness

Author: Norval Richardson

Description: Second printing (September 1924). Red cloth boards stamped in gilt. Interior is unmarked and generally clean. Bit of spotting along the fore-edge of the text block. Dust jacket has a little bit of chipping (at corners and top edge of rear panel; some discoloration to front panel. DJ in clear archival sleeve. 314 pp. 7.4 x 5 inches.

Richardson's novel concerns a young American, brought up and living in Paris, who inherits a southern mansion (located in a Mississippi village). That Late Unpleasantness refers to the Civil War, a fact still fresh in the minds of the local inhabitants. Our protagonist, having been in Europe, learns adapt to southern customs.

Norval Richardson (1877-1940) was a novelist, writer, and diplomat. A native of Mississippi who called Vicksburg home, he also served in the American embassies in Rome, Lisbon, and Tokyo between 1916 and 1924.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Small, Maynard & Company
Place: Boston
Year: 1924

Keywords: Mississippi author, novels set in Mississippi, fiction, novel,

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