The Ponder Heart Audiobook (Unabridged)

The Ponder Heart (Unabridged), by Eudora Welty
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Originally published in The New Yorker in 1954, The Ponder Heart is easily Eudora Welty's most comic novel, a lighthearted burlesque that rivals Caldwell's Tobacco Road for capturing rural idioms, and the novels of Mark Twain for high farce.

Edna Earle, a person of large distinction in Clay County, and the talkative owner of the Beulah Hotel, tells the story of her Uncle Daniel Ponder, a local hero whose over-affection for society compels him to give everything he owns away. The disappearance of Uncle Daniel's second wife, the waifish and willowy Bonnie Dee Peacock, leads to his arrest for murder. The trial, which comprises the second half of the novel, is a masterpiece of courtroom anarchy. A cast of Dickensian characters coupled with Edna's hysterically accurate observations of small-town life, transport the reader, like a raucous family drive, to a truly original conclusion.

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About the Author

Author Eudora WeltyWith the success of The Optimist's Daughter, Essential Welty and The Shoe Bird: A Musical Fable by Samuel Jones, Eudora Welty has become a beloved Fiction, Classics and Kids & Young Adults author among many of our listeners. Born on April 13, 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi Welty has released a total of 5 audiobooks, with the most recent being The Ponder Heart. Not only can you find over 21 hours of audio listening from Eudora Welty, but you will also find her bestselling title, The Optimist's Daughter, read by popular narrator Eudora Welty. The oldest title in our catalog from Welty, Essential Welty, was added to our site in 2006. To find all Fiction books from Eudora Welty that you will certainly enjoy, please visit her author page and view her entire collection: Eudora Welty.