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Lanterns on the levee

William Alexander Percy

Lanterns on the levee

recollections of a planter"s son

by William Alexander Percy

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Published by A.A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English


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Statementby William Alexander Percy
The Physical Object
Pagination347 p. ;
Number of Pages347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14421868M

  "Lanterns on the Levee" is so descriptive, you can almost hear the sound of the river boats and smell the rich soil of the Delta as you /5(41).   Lanterns on the Levee is his memorial to the South of his youth and young manhood. In describing life in the Mississippi Delta, Percy bridges the interval between the semifeudal South of the s and the anxious South of the early : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

William Alexander Percy. A Mississippi Delta planter, lawyer, poet, man of letters, and gentleman from Greenville, William Alexander Percy is best known for his autobiography, Lanterns on the Levee, a book revealing not only the man but also the region, the times in which he lived, and the culture that shaped him. Contents include: i-The Delta 3 n Delta Folks 16 m Mur and Nain 25 iv-Mdre and Pdre 35 v Playmates 46 vi-A Side-Show Gotterdammerung 56 vn A Small Boys Heroes 65 vra Learning from Teachers 76 K Sewanee 92 x-A Y0ar Abroad xi Ai fce Harvard Law School xn The Return of the Native xra-rfo BoWom RazZ on Top xiv xv T i Peewee .

Book is in Very Good Condition. Text will be unmarked. May show some signs of use or wear. Will include dust jacket if it originally came with one. Satisfaction is guaranteed with every order. LANTERNS ON LEVEE: RECOLLECTIONS OF A PLANTER'S SON By William Alexander Percy - Hardcover *Excellent Condition*.   Born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, within the shelter of old traditions, aristocratic in the best sense, William Alexander Percy in his lifetime (—) was brought face to face with the convulsions of a changing world. Lanterns on the Levee is his memorial to the South of his youth and young : Louisiana State University Press.


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This is a book that will be of much value to anyone with an interest in the history and development of southern American society.4/4(56). Lanterns on the Levee is the autobiography of William Alexander Percy.

He gives a very interesting look at life in Mississippi in post civil war times through the early 's. The book was published in He has some different ideas on civil rights.

I enjoyed the book and the insights he has. At times I didn't understand everything he was 4/5. Of course, there are numerous books about the South that can be acquired by earnest Southern readers, but one that I think should be on every Southern bookshelf is Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter’s Son, by William Alexander Percy.

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This is a book that will be of much value to anyone with an interest in history and the development of southern American society.4/5(). Lanterns on the Levee is his memorial to the South of his youth and young manhood. In describing life in the Mississippi Delta, Percy bridges the interval between the semifeudal South of the s and the anxious South of the early s.

The rare qualities of this classic memoir lie not in what Will Percy did in his life—although his life. Born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, within the shelter of old traditions, aristocratic in the best sense, William Alexander Percy in his lifetime () was brought face to face with the convulsions of a changing world.

Lanterns on the Levee is his memorial to the South of his youth and young manhood. In describing life in the Mississippi Delta, Percy 4/5(1).

Lanterns on the Levee was an extended homily on Percyean values for the benefit of the bachelor’s three young wards-Walker, LeRoy and Phinizy-whom he had reared since Will Percy intended his book to elucidate the Percys’ ideals of high achievement and artistic creativity for the next generation to exemplify.

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Born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, within the shelter of old traditions, aristocratic in the best sense, William Alexander Percy in his lifetime () was brought face to face with the convulsions of a changing world. Lanterns on the Levee is his memorial to the South of his youth and young manhood.

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Lanterns on the Levee is his memorial to the South of his youth and young manhood. In describing life in the Mississippi Delta, Percy bridges the interval between the. Lanterns on the Levee is his memorial to the South of his youth and young manhood. In describing life in the Mississippi Delta, Percy bridges the interval between the semifeudal South of the s and the anxious South of the early s.4/5().

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