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The Handsome Road #2020

The Handsome Road A WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN The Old South was a world of extremes Ann Sheramy Larne a hoop skirted belle lived among stately mansions and dozens of Negro Servants Corrie May Upjohn was po white trash

  • Title: The Handsome Road
  • Author: Gwen Bristow
  • ISBN: 9780671784010
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Handsome Road By Gwen Bristow, A WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN The Old South was a world of extremes Ann Sheramy Larne, a hoop skirted belle, lived among stately mansions and dozens of Negro Servants Corrie May Upjohn was po white trash, living in slavelike squalor down on the docks.The Civil War transformed their world.For Ann, the war meant disaaster the end of everything she had known But for CorrieA WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN The Old South was a world of extremes Ann Sheramy Larne, a hoop skirted belle, lived among stately mansions and dozens of Negro Servants Corrie May Upjohn was po white trash, living in slavelike squalor down on the docks.The Civil War transformed their world.For Ann, the war meant disaaster the end of everything she had known But for Corrie May, it was a beginning a chance to build an exciting new life on the ashes of the old.

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    1. The second book of Plantation triology by Gwen Bristow The atrocities and the cruelty of American civil war and the the lives of two women who overshadow one another this is a very interesting read rich in culture, romance and history Again, I admire southern woman and adore this book Well deserved 4 stars

    2. A historical novel about two women whose lives are changed by the American Civil War, and whose worlds repeatedly intersect, often in unexpected ways 1949.Full review and recommendations of other little known books at Another look bookA high quality historical fiction that afforded me some nice escapism during the final parts of a very cold winter I especially appreciated being exposed for basically the first time to the plights of the poor, white laboring class during the Civil War era South Th [...]

    3. Handsome Road is the second in Gwen Bristow s Plantation Trilogy, picking up several generations down the line with two very different women in the American Civil War Ann is the pampered young wife of a Louisiana planter Corrie May is a dockyard cousin who fights for survival in a society where slaves are used for most of the work and she is looked down on as white trash The Civil War up ends most of that, and both girls endure parallel experiences of loss, luxury, poverty, and motherhood There [...]

    4. This book takes the story of the Larne, Sheramy and UpJohn families through the civil war and it s aftermath The author provides a very realistic portrayal of the upper class Larnes and Sheramys and the poor UpJohns, the latter having to struggle for work as the upper class had the slave labor to do most of the work for free Also, the turnaround of the cultures in the aftermath of the civil war, the Larnes and Sheramys having to struggle to survive and keep their plantations while Corrie May was [...]

    5. What a great novel This is why I love a historical fiction This is a perfect example of this genre.Let s be specific.Firstly, the book is full of historical information Not only about facts like battles, political events and so on, but first of all about how the people lived then, what they ate, what they wore, how the world around them looked like And, as it is always in Bristow books, I was feeling as I would have lived in this world I want to stress that it isn t a simple task A writer has t [...]

    6. This was the 2nd book in the trilogy and takes place up to and after the civil war It is from the point of view of Corrie Mae, a white trash girl and Anne Larne, a plantation artistocrat and the difference in their living circumstances There is a line in the book Nigger pick de cotton, nigger tote de load,Nigger build de levell foh de ribber to smash,Nigger nebber walk up de handsome road,But I radder be a nigger dan po white trash This sums up the book The story focuses on the difference betwee [...]

    7. This is the second in a Trilogy The first one Deep Summer and the last This Side of Glory Being set in the Civil War of course I had to read it The forward to the book starts out On the 14th of March, 1794, Eli Whitney patented his cotton gin It was one of the greatest disasters that ever fell on the United States a little different than you learn in school He goes on to explain The cotton gin was bound to come sometime Too many people were looking for it But if it had been delayed fifty years, [...]

    8. The Handome Road brings some of the characters from Deep Summer further along in history Telling the story of the causes of the civil war from various viewpoints makes it easier to understand why the South defended slavery The plantation owners needed the slaves and the poor whites could never rise from poverty because who would pay them to work when slaves would work for nothing That meant they had nothing to fight for Only the slaves had anything to gain and even they were sometimes living bet [...]

    9. Louisiana Mitte des 19 Jahrhunderts Die 14 j hrige Corrie May Upjohn geh rt zu den armen Wei en des Landes, denen es oft schlechter geht als beispielsweise den Haussklaven der reichen Plantagenbesitzer Doch sie hat den Ehrgeiz, etwas zu erreichen in ihrem Leben Anne Sheramy hingegen ist eine Tochter des S dstaatenadels und eine Nachfahrin der Sheramys aus Tiefer S den , ebenso wie ihr Freund Denis Larne Auch Corrie May ist entfernt mit diesen verwandt, was jedoch keiner ahnt, auch wenn ihr ein e [...]

    10. The second book of this trilogy is set in Louisiana along River Road immediately before, during and after the Civil War It juxtaposes plantation life with that of the poor white trash Life at Ardeith Plantation is glamorous and extravagant until the war takes a toll and will only endure with determination and acceptance that life has now changed The lives on the other side of town take on a prominence never dreamed of only to be dashed, but yet with the changes made after the war there is a hope [...]

    11. 4.5 stars The Handsome Road is the second book of Gwen Bristow s Plantation Trilogy and I actually like this one better than the first book The time period is pre to post civil war and it continues the story of the Larne Sheridan family, now expanded into walks of life other than the big plantation dwellers Corrie May Upjohn s life differs vastly from that of Anne Larne I love the history, detail, and complex characters I m looking forward to reading the final book in the trilogy soon.

    12. A unique perspective on the Civil War South featuring the disdain between the rich plantation slave owners and the poor non slave land owner whites Corrie May Upjohn and Gwen Bistow, for that matter for 1938 is quite ahead of her time in her refutation of The Lost Cause Interestingly, I googled White Trash and the term first came into use in the 1830 s as a perjorative used by house slaves against poor whites Not only does Corrie May have a beef with the rich land owners, but also with the house [...]

    13. This is the second book of, The Plantation Trilogy , and it didn t disappoint It takes place during the Civil War and goes back and forth between two grandchildren of Delores, the poor white trash gal that Caleb accidently married in book one One is a grand plantation lady who has no idea of this ancestry and the other fights for life in the slums of New Orleans Great story.

    14. Glorious ReadI adore this series It is educational regarding class distinctions in the white antebellum and postwar South than any I have ever read The author has immediately become on of my very favorites of all time.

    15. Something to read when nothing else is available A little originality but, all in all, predictable.

    16. The Handsome Road is book two of the Plantation trilogy by Gwen Bristow This book too kept me reading it until it was finished It was a great book too This book takes place years after the first one ended The original settlers and their children have all died and it is now their grandchildren and great grandchildren who are on the plantation and in the surrounding town Another Denis Larne now runs Ardeith plantation He is getting married to Ann Sheramy and his mother and little sister are leavin [...]

    17. The beginning ad ending of the United States Civil War Book two of the Plantation Trilogy details much information about a once aristocratic way of life for large Plantation owners in Louisiana and thr thousands of slaves upon whose lives of tragedy and back breaking labor in the cotton and sugar cane fields that made it all possible It also goes into some detail about poor white Southerners and the influence of slavery on their capacity to earn a bare bones existance to keep their families fed [...]

    18. Connie Mae Upjohn is poor white trash, but smart and wants to make something of her life Hardship sends her to the Ardeith plantation looking for work, where she admires Ann Larne and learns from watching her about the gentility Later, the Civil War changes everyone s fortunes and, through the overseer turned carpetbagger, she imitates the rich lifestyle of the rich southern families, until fortune s wheel turns again.Learn of relations between classes and castes around the Civil War, economic o [...]

    19. This is the second in the Plantation trilogy see my review for Deep Summer 1 The time has shifted to the Civil War, with predictable consequences for aristocratic planters But, agreeably, this time the focus is on one of the white trash characters, who resents the louche aristocrats and determines to make her own destiny Of course, that means shacking up with the post Civil War carpetbagger villain, but I love how even when she is once again destitute, she triumphs in the end thanks to her indom [...]

    20. Read Gone With The Wind as a teenager Enjoyed it very much and I also saw the movie The Handsome Road is the real thing Gwen Bristow delivers a riveting read which is a continuation of the Plantation trilogy.The characters, historical detail and storyline are so wonderfully done I was enthralled with this novel as I have been with all of this authors writing This is historical fiction at it s very best.

    21. This was the 2nd book of the Plantation Trilogy, and much longer I finally got to understand the character Corrie May Upjohn that I had heard so much about in the third book I had to order this book from the Cobb County Inter Library Loan It came from Mercer University, and originally it was in the library of Betsy Tift College Did I mention that Betsy Willingham Tift was my husband s grandfather s sister Pretty ironic.

    22. 2nd in the plantation series this book dragged on and on and seemed to have no point or plot Maybe it was just intended to be a bridge from the first to the third book in the series My local library system does not have the third book, and I am not inclined to order it on at this point Such a let down after reading Celia Garth.

    23. This was a little serious than Bristow s normally have been for me It seemed like one bad thing after another kept happening to the characters I did find it an entertaining way to learn about the Civil War and it gave me a few outlooks to consider that I d never thought of before I didn t love it, but I didn t stop reading it either

    24. The second book in the Plantation Trilogy I enjoyed it just as much as the first one, perhaps even a little Bristow is great at showing the effects of the Civil War on different classes of people Her writing is vivid and kept me turning the pages to see what was going to happen next to poor Ann and Corrie May On to the next

    25. Covers the lives of two white women before, during, and after the Civil War It s a bit of a discussion of class struggle One woman is poor white trash while the other has been raised in privilege as a planter s daughter As the Civil War rages, their lives are altered forever and both women take their turn struggling to survive while raising a son in the post war South.

    26. When I saw the cover of this book, I knew this series was the one I was looking for I sure do remember that cover.I read all three books in this trilogy when I was in middle school or early high school I was really into them because they were set in Louisiana I was into historical fiction romance in those days I really liked this book and the other two at the time I read them.

    27. Absolutely wonderful perspective of the plantation rich and the cajun poor in Natchez, MS The moonlights and magnolia South comes alive with visions of hoop skirts, ready called black servants, wealth, and privilege all seen through the eyes of a white trash poor cajun girl.

    28. This author does a good job of enlightening the reader as to the plight of poor whites during the Civil War She does a good job of getting you to care about the characters I m not impressed with some of the unnecessary dialogue and there are some sentence fluency issues.

    29. The second book of the Plantation series was certainly the most tragic and depressing, but I loved the way Bristow makes the reader aware of such a very intense and misundrestood war and all the affects it had on differnet classes of people I give this book a 3.5

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