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Courtship ; Valentine's Day ; 1918 By Horton Foote

Courtship ; Valentine's Day ; 1918

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This is the central volume in Horton Foote's remarkable nine-play Orphans' Home Cycle, in which the author chronicles the evolution of a family--the strengths that bind its members together and the strains that force them apart--and the cataclysmic changes in Southern society over twenty-six turbulent years.
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Courtship ; Valentine's Day ; 1918: Three Plays from "the Orphans' Home Cycle" by Horton Foote

This is the central volume in Horton Foote's remarkable nine-play Orphans' Home Cycle, in which the author chronicles the evolution of a family--the strengths that bind its members together and the strains that force them apart--and the cataclysmic changes in Southern society over twenty-six turbulent years. Beginning in 1902 with the death of the protagonist's father--a loss that sends twelve-year-old Horace Robedaux on an odyssey to the darkest corners of the heart--and ending in 1928 with another momentous funeral, Foote traces a lineage of loss and regeneration.

Caught in a conflict as old as society itself, Elizabeth Vaughn is at once drawn and propelled toward Horace Robedaux. The proud and wealthy Vaughns frown on their daughter's love for the orphaned clothing salesman, but the revolving mirrors of time turn and turn about, and both the Vaughns and the newly married Robedauxs are tested not only by their pride but also by the shadows of death and disease, and the more subtle pressures of their family's and their society's future.

The Orphans' Home Cycle (a title based on a poem by Marianne Moore) is a unique series of plays spanning thirty years in the lives of its central characters. Moving and complete as individual plays, the entire cycle is a panoramic and penetrating picture of American society during a crucial period in our history.

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About Horton Foote


Horton Foote
Foote is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, an Emmy, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Price attended North Carolina schools and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University.

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GOR010520847
Courtship ; Valentine's Day ; 1918: Three Plays from "the Orphans' Home Cycle" by Horton Foote
Horton Foote
Used - Like New
Paperback
Avalon Travel Publishing
1994-01-22
177
0802151558
9780802151551
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.