A Long and Happy Life
Author: Reynolds Price
Publisher: Avon Library SS8
Year: 1965 Print: 3 Cover Price: $.60
Condition: Very Good Plus. Light wear
Winner of the William Faulkner Award for a notable first novel - A Long and Happy Life launched the career of Reynolds Price, a writer considered to be "one of our greatest novelists" (Harper Lee). From its dazzling opening page, which announced the appearance of a stylist of the first rank, to its moving close, this brief novel has charmed and captivated millions of readers since its original publication over fifty years ago. (this is the first paperback version from 1963). The troubled love story of pretty, headstrong Rosacoke Mustian and the motorcycle-riding, stoic Wesley Beavers. Rosacoke Mustian is one of the most appealing women in fiction - a good looking, intelligent, marriageable girl who works patiently at a dull job while pining for the love of Wesley Beavers. But Wesley, just out of the Navy seems more interested in loose women and motorcycles.