• Title: Last of the Southern Girls
  • Author: Willie Morris
  • ISBN: 9780807119563
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • Last of the Southern Girls Carol Hollywell is beautiful smart elegant and charming A debutante from De Soto Point Arkansas and a recent graduate of Ole Miss she is heir to a good southern name and a small southern fortune
    Carol Hollywell is beautiful, smart, elegant, and charming A debutante from De Soto Point, Arkansas, and a recent graduate of Ole Miss, she is heir to a good southern name and a small southern fortune She knows what she wants and, important, knows how to get it She is, in other words, the prototypical southern belle, a Scarlett O Hara for the 1950s, and when she moCarol Hollywell is beautiful, smart, elegant, and charming A debutante from De Soto Point, Arkansas, and a recent graduate of Ole Miss, she is heir to a good southern name and a small southern fortune She knows what she wants and, important, knows how to get it She is, in other words, the prototypical southern belle, a Scarlett O Hara for the 1950s, and when she moves to Washington, D.C in 1957, she sets, the town on its ear Willie Morris cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed novel loosely based on a real life figure follows this headstrong woman from her arrival in the Capital and traces the ups and downs of her life in the political and social whirl of the city over the next decade and a half Eventually, she becomes romantically involved with a prominent congressman an idealist, a reformer, a man perhaps headed for the very pinnacle of political life It is at first a dazzling alliance, yet the genuine satisfactions they find in their relationship cannot long withstand the pressures of the ambitions both of them harbor The very drives that initially brought them together in the end propel their love affair into jeopardy Morris paints a devastatingly accurate portrait not only of a power hungry woman but also of the society that feeds such hunger His descriptions of Washington and its denizens the politicos, the journalists, the socialities, and the hangers on are nothing short of breathtaking.

    One Reply to “Last of the Southern Girls”

    1. I bought this book at Book Sale for a cheaper price. Unfortunately, I misplaced this book and it's nowhere to be found. I wasn't able to finish even the first chapter of it that's why I've rated it that low.

    2. I wanted this book to be so much more! The most entertaining part of the book comes from the southern advice, but even that was rare. My 100% pure, southern mother can dish more on southern life and advice in five minutes than the sum total of this book. It was a stale story.

    3. I read this years ago and my lasting impression is Morris, like his contemporary Hunter S. Thompson, was much better at non-fiction.

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