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The Resource My Granny Van : the running battle of Rockdale, Texas, George Sessions Perry ; illustrated by Reginald Marsh

My Granny Van : the running battle of Rockdale, Texas, George Sessions Perry ; illustrated by Reginald Marsh

Label
My Granny Van : the running battle of Rockdale, Texas
Title
My Granny Van
Title remainder
the running battle of Rockdale, Texas
Statement of responsibility
George Sessions Perry ; illustrated by Reginald Marsh
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In fond homage, this is a portrait of one of the more forceful figures in the family album, Mrs. Male Van de Venter-his Granny Van, with whom George Sessions Perry was in particularly close if not always harmonious relationship. With her irreproachable rightness, her will to power and overpower, her retreats- only when necessary- into martyrdom, Granny Van dominated successfully -- first his parents, and then at their death when he was a boy, young George. This recapitulates her stormy passages at arms with Kate, the maid, with Uncle Harry, their only other relative, with her neighbor and with all tradesmen. It also follows her sharp interest in medication-particularly laxatives, and later- at eighty- in alcohol as from an unacknowledged nip she worked her way up to a gallon a fortnight. And all in all, this catches much of the spirit of an indomitable she-devil who was hard to live with, easy to love.
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Dewey number
818.5
Illustrations
illustrations
LC call number
PS3531.E687
LC item number
M9 1949
Label
My Granny Van : the running battle of Rockdale, Texas, George Sessions Perry ; illustrated by Reginald Marsh
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
1113225
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
x, 223 p.
Lccn
49010959
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Richard Holland, 1990 (SW Writers Access. No. 90-081). Inscribed: "Happy Birthday Grandmother ; Marian, Danny, Suzanne" [?]. Obituary of Sarah Anne Leinneweber, laid in. Clothbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Clarence Schultz, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-111). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
My Granny Van : the running battle of Rockdale, Texas, George Sessions Perry ; illustrated by Reginald Marsh
Publication
Control code
1113225
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
x, 223 p.
Lccn
49010959
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Richard Holland, 1990 (SW Writers Access. No. 90-081). Inscribed: "Happy Birthday Grandmother ; Marian, Danny, Suzanne" [?]. Obituary of Sarah Anne Leinneweber, laid in. Clothbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Clarence Schultz, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-111). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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