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The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family

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The novels of Walker Percy - The Moviegoer, Lancelot, The Second Coming, and The Thanatos Syndrome to name a few - have left a permanent mark on twentieth-century Southern fiction; yet the history of the Percy family in America matches anything, perhaps, that he could have created. Two centuries of wealth, literary accomplishment, political leadership, depression, and ...more
Hardcover, 504 pages
Published October 27th 1994 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1994)
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Mar 28, 2011 Teresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If I wasn't a fan of the novelist Walker Percy, I may never have read this book, but anyone interested in American history, especially in the South, may find this book fascinating even if they know nothing of WP.

The patriarch, Charles Percy, who probably came from southern Ireland (some family members believe he was descended from the famous Northumberland Percys and there are some indications it may be true, though no definitive proof), settled in the Natchez area in 1773. From this man, who, a
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