SIGNED BY GURGANUS
GURGANUS, Allan. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. Octavo, original blue paper boards and red cloth spine, original dust jacket. $200.
First edition, signed and dated 1989 by Gurganus on the title page.
Allan Gurganus’ first novel explores racial issues in the American South as dictated by 99-year-old Lucy Marsden, widow of Colonel William Marsden. It won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Appearing on the New York Times Best Seller list for eight months, it sold over four million copies. It was made into a television play featuring Cicely Tyson, and was adapted into a one-woman play on Broadway, starring Ellen Burstyn.