Member Of The Wedding The Play

by Carson Mccullers
Foreword by Dorothy Allison

WW Norton | May 9, 2006 | Trade Paperback

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With compassion, veracity and wit, in Carson McCullers depicts the intrinsically enmeshed lives of whites and blacks in the American South. Julie Harris became a star playing the awkward, twelve-year-old tomboy Frankie Adams, who falls deeply in love with her older brother and his fiance. Exhilarated by her naive conviction that being a member of their wedding means she will become what she calls the "we of me," Frankie is devastated when she learns she is not invited on the honeymoon. Bernice Sadie Brown, who has experienced a lifetime of love and loss, is a surrogate mother for Frankie. Portrayed on stage and in the film versions by the great Ethel Waters, Bernice is an epic character, fiercely loyal, down-to-earth, and centered by deep faith.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.35 in

Published: May 9, 2006

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0811216551

ISBN - 13: 9780811216555

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Member Of The Wedding The Play

Member Of The Wedding The Play

by Carson Mccullers
Foreword by Dorothy Allison

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.35 in

Published: May 9, 2006

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0811216551

ISBN - 13: 9780811216555

From the Publisher

With compassion, veracity and wit, in Carson McCullers depicts the intrinsically enmeshed lives of whites and blacks in the American South. Julie Harris became a star playing the awkward, twelve-year-old tomboy Frankie Adams, who falls deeply in love with her older brother and his fiance. Exhilarated by her naive conviction that being a member of their wedding means she will become what she calls the "we of me," Frankie is devastated when she learns she is not invited on the honeymoon. Bernice Sadie Brown, who has experienced a lifetime of love and loss, is a surrogate mother for Frankie. Portrayed on stage and in the film versions by the great Ethel Waters, Bernice is an epic character, fiercely loyal, down-to-earth, and centered by deep faith.

About the Author

One of America's most unforgettable literary figures, Carson McCullers (1917-1967) wrote with strength and compassion about life's outcasts, their need to belong and their often isolated and anguished lives in such novels as The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Reflections in a Golden Eye, The Ballad of the Sad Café; and her plays, The Member of the Wedding and The Square Root of Wonderful.