Gwen Bristow, an author and journalist,
wrote the best-selling novel
The Handsome Road, published in
1938, as the second work in her Plantation Trilogy. The collection consists of a scrapbook,
primarily comprised of newspaper clippings, compiled about publication and success of the
The Handsome Road.
Gwen Bristow, an author and journalist, was born in South Carolina in 1903. After attending
Columbia University in New York, she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and worked for the
Times-Picayune. She wrote the best-selling novel The Handsome Road, first published in 1938, as the second work in
her Plantation Trilogy. The first novel in the trilogy was Deep
Summer, published in 1937, and the third was This Side of
Glory, published in 1940.
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