The Handsome Road Author:Gwen Bristow THE HANDSOME ROAD is a vivid story of the Old South on the brink of war, and the total disaster that was to bring to the old systems and ways of life. — The New York Times says of Gwen Bristow: "Miss Bristow belongs among those Southern novelists who are trying to interpret the South and its past in critical terms. It may be that historians wi... more »ll alter some of the details of her picture. But no doubt life in a small river town in Louisiana during the years 1859-1885 was like the life revealed in THE HANDSOME ROAD."
The Old South was a world of extremes, of stately mansions and beautiful hoop-skirted belles, of tumbledown shacks jammed with slaves, of poor whites--the trash--often worse off than the Negro.« less