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A Woman Called Fancy I LOVE this book Fancy is such a strong female character and doesn't let people get her down no matter how much of a jerk the man she loves is This was one of the first books I read as a young adult I loved it just as much on this my second read There were two good things about this book Some of the circumstances and events reminded me of Thomas Hardy and it has been FOREVER since I have read him And it filled the letter Y for my A Z authors challenge Having shared the two good things I hope you don't waste your time reading it I never expected to read this book because of the title but when i found here on goodreads that it was Yerby's most popular book i decided to read it Was uite upset when i realized it was going to be just what i had expected Another love story But am happy to havae read it as it is right up there with the best of them A love pentagon or hexagon i guess With everyone being in love with everyone who did not love them Well written Don't know what in the world I would think about this and all the other Frank Yerby books I read about 1956 or was it '59 I know these would be Romance Novelsthat I wouldn't even look at today but in the 1950's during long hot un airconditioned Texss Summer's he was GREAT An interesting look at life in the south post Civil War The beginning seemed pretty dumb until I realized that it was supposed to be because the main character was so uneducated It was not a masterpiece but it was a entertaining story For some reason this is one of my favorite books however not really sure why Probably because the heroine is charming but I despise many of her choices that she bases on love This is one my guilty pleasure books In 1880 Fancy Williamson fled an incestuous marriage arranged by a drunken father She was sold by her parents for a few dollars her virtue valued at the price of a few pretty dresses She had little education and no money But with her beautifull and the priceless gifts of courage honor and high personal integrity Fancy won out against all odds and wrenched from life a position of respect and security a life that was secure against everyone except her husband Court Brantley had already killed one man for her and Fancy knew that if he ever found out about other man he would do so again Men offered everything they possessed to posess her but there was only one man she wantedFour men loved her And the bustling caste ridden town of Augusta Georgia couldn't forgive her Duke Ellis To get Fancy's love he was ready to shatter her beauty with violence Wyche Weathers He made Fancy a carnival girl and offered her the kind of love every woman dreams of Jed Hawkins Rabble rouser and woman chaser he alone understood Fancy's kind of ambition and Court Brantley sensitive and temperamental he had a fatal weakness for the wrong womanThese were Fancy's men Their love for her brought scandal and society's ruthless mockery Violence and blood sprang from their competition But in the end there was triumph too For in winning finally the one man for her alone Fancy battled the world with the kind of shameless courage that can only bring victory proud final and unassailable I really enjoyed reading A Woman Called Fancy by Frank Yerby It's not my normal genre but it's about a young girl being forced to grow up in the mid to late 1800s Good read Read in my teens one of my favorite books Tragic of course as only an adolescent female can appreciate The girl from Storyville

  • A Woman Called Fancy
  • Frank Yerby
  • English
  • 14 May 2016
  • 9780434890286

About the Author: Frank Yerby

Born in Augusta Georgia to Rufus Garvin Yerby an African American and Wilhelmina Smythe who was caucasian He graduated from Haines Normal Institute in Augusta and graduated from Paine College in 1937 Thereafter Yerby enrolled in Fisk University where he received his Master's degree in 1938 In 1939 Yerby entered the University of Chicago to work toward his doctorate but later left the univ