Raintree county by ross lockridge, first edition abebooks. Lloyd james does a wonderful job reading this book, providing an excellent narrative and a wide range of voices for the various characters. Imaginary indiana county in which the novel focuses on the small town of waycross. Raintree county by edward dmytryk edward dmytryk, montgomery. When southern belle susanna drake elizabeth taylor visits indiana, she falls for john wickliff shawnessy montgomery clift, an abolitionist with strong ideals. With montgomery clift, elizabeth taylor, eva marie saint, nigel patrick. Everyone expects great things of valedictorian john wickliff shawnessy montgomery clift, in particular his sweetheart, nell gaither eva marie saint, who admires johnny for his idealism, poetry and respect for truth and justice. This project began when i tried to revise an awful wikipedia article about ross lockridge jr.
There was a great deal ofcomment on the book s sizeand complexity. Use the prefilled links below to find the market value of raintree county. Otherwise, it was a disaster, a cliched period piece heavy on costumes, very light on absorbing human situations. Many complained about the lackofdisciplineinthe writingwhile acknowledging itsforce and. Raintree county is an encyclopedic, mythological, ecological, mother earth goddess, civil war based novel by ross lockridge, jr. Fandango fanalert sign up for a fanalert and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area.
The plot as a whole is tighter and more complete no choppy, unfinished quality to the ending, as was the case for me with raintree. The biography by larry lockridge, is a powerful scholars look at the life and suicide of his father. My copy is old, with small print that doesnt contrast well on somewhat yellowed pages and so my first reaction on picking it up was to question whether reading it would be worth the trouble. As the two are reunited, the camera pulls away, and we see that the tree under which the boy had been lying in the swamp was the longlost raintree, though the characters themselves never see it. Yet here on the banks of the shawmucky river, which weaves its primitive course through raintree county, indiana, he also feels and obeys ancient rhythms. One of wikis selfappointed editors complained that it read like a magazine. Fridays 610pm open all yearevery friday excluding holidays and private events 2020 golf leagues are now forming. A new orleans belle lures a man away from his sweetheart and into marriage during the civil war. Reviews an achievement of art and purpose, a cosmically brooding book full of significance and beauty. Set in the american south against the backdrop of the antebellum south and the american civil war, the film tells the story of a smalltown midwestern teacher and poet named john shawnessy, who meets and.
A numberone bestseller when it was first published in 1948, this powerful novel is a compelling vision of 19thcentury america with timeless resonance. Though clift is engaged to eva marie saint, what taylor wants. Many apologies if this summary is inaccurate, misleading, incomplete, etc. Raintree county is a movie that very few people have a good word for. In this film, elizabeth taylor stars as a spoiled southern belle who falls in love with pacifistic indiana youth montgomery clift. Read the raintree county movie synopsis, view the movie trailer, get cast and crew information, see movie photos, and more on. Unfortunately, the films failure made marvins breakout status an impossiblity. Raintree catalogues download our range of catalogues to explore our latest titles and products. Personally i think its a surprisingly interesting film. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing raintree county near you. Discounted golf fees, food and merchandise discount, fitness. Immediately download the raintree county summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for.
Celebrating the legacy of metrogoldwynmayers raintree county 1957, starring legendary actors montgomery clift, elizabeth taylor and eva marie. Acrevalue helps you locate parcels, property lines, and ownership information for land online, eliminating the need for plat books. The first book length study of lockridges novel is fred waages raintree county. Raintree county had its world premiere at the brown theatre in louisville, kentucky on october 2, 1957.
Haunted by linda winstead jones is the second book in the raintree trilogy, begun by linda howards raintree. No other book has ever impacted me in such sweeping, allencompassing fashion. Immediately download the raintree county summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for studying or teaching raintree county. Jul 18, 2014 based on the popular novel by ross lockridge, jr. Remember that the dust jacket is an important part of any book, and so books without their original dust jackets typically have less value. The raintree book series by multiple authors includes books raintree. First edition points and criteria for raintree county year published.
The 187minute raintree country reduced to 168 minutes after its initial roadshow engagements was adapted by millard kaufman from the bestselling novel by ross lockridge, jr. Lockridges masterpiece novel is epic in scope and feeling, utterly magnificent. Raintree county does not displace melvilles masterpiece, but it definitely comes in with the silver i hadnt until jared carter handed me a copy of the book a few months ago. Raintree county photos view all photos 2 movie info. The acrevalue ohio plat map, sourced from ohio tax assessors, indicates the property boundaries for each parcel of land, with information about the landowner, the parcel number, and the total acres. If you would like a hard copy, please let us know and we will post one out to you today. The office staff is knowledgeable and can answer most inquiries over the phone or. Mar 21, 2009 nat king cole sing the musical theme of the movie raintree county released in 1957. I enjoyed this book much more than its predecessor. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Experience our public golf course, fantastic facilities and amazing member benefits. Reflecting on the paradisiacal world of raintree county, indiana, shawnessy relives the pivotal moments of his life, from his youth to the civil war to his adult years. Since tcm will be airing raintree county this weekend, it proved to be a perfect opportunity to post some rare images and quotes concerning the mammoth 1957 civil war era production, but with a distinct emphasis on lee marvins contribution to it based on the popular novel by ross lockridge, jr.
Raintree county cast and crew cast photos and info. I very much wish i had found this book earlier, though, perhaps, i may not have enjoyed it as much i did not really appreciate mobydick until well after college. Everyone expects great things of valedictorian john wickliff shawnessy, in particular his sweetheart, nell gaither, who admires johnny for his idealism, poetry and respect for truth and justice. A numberone bestseller when it was first published in 1948, this powerful novel is a compelling vision of. This is an ambitious work, probably a conscious attempt at achieving the elusive great american novel.
Raintree county rediscovered classics kindle edition by. Raintree county cast and crew cast photos and info fandango. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. The acrevalue ohio plat map, sourced from ohio tax assessors, indicates the property boundaries for each parcel of land, with information about. Located on the national road and near the tracks of the pennsylvania railroad, waycross is the. For many it represents everything that was wrong with hollywood in the 50s, being overlong, overblown, overproduced and and overloaded with stars. Anyway, part of the movie raintree county was filed at the windsor ruins. This volume was published with a foreword by barbara stedman by the edwin mellen press in 2011. In the town of freehaven in raintree county, indiana, the high school class of 1859 poses for a photograph. Dec 11, 2010 raintree county 1957 raintree county is a movie that very few people have a good word for. Raintree county, mgms attempt to make a picture that would faintly remind audiences of gone with the wind, did have two things in common with the earlier film. A web site dedicated to raintree county, the novel. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading raintree county rediscovered classics. See the complete raintree series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles.
It was matched by wikis equally dismal discussion of raintree county itself. Nat king cole sing the musical theme of the movie raintree county released in 1957. The new york times a candidate for that mythical honor, the great american novel, raintree county displays unflagging industry and a. The office staff is knowledgeable and can answer most inquiries over the phone or by email. The film was directed by edward dmytryk and distributed by metrogoldwynmayer. Boards, spine, pages and hinges are secure and in good condition. A student falls in love with a southern belle, but their relationship is complicated by her troubled past and the onset of the civil war. The large oak tree 5075 yards in front of the main house also played a role in the movie, with elizabeth taylor filmed underneath it do not attempt to recreate elizabeth taylors scene at the oak tree. Eva marie saint starred with montgomery clift and elizabeth taylor in the civil war drama, raintree county 1957.
Raintree county was perhaps only the secondmost significant book by a bloomingtonian that came out on january 5, 1948. Raintree county is a 1957 american epic historical romance film adapted from the 1948 novel by ross lockridge jr. Raintree county by ross lockridge first edition points. It tells the story of a smalltown midwestern teacher and poet named john shawnessy, who, in his younger days before his service as a union soldier in the civil war, met and married a beautiful southern belle. Binding is green cloth with no book ofthemonth club dot on lower rear of board near the the spine. Raintree county rediscovered classics kindle edition by lockridge, ross, wouk, herman. The powerful currents and depth of this great swollen river of a book remain irresistible. Raintree county doesnt have to be the great american novel to be an american classic and a classic expression of the american dream.865 697 1033 46 1013 850 455 745 1136 320 1563 372 899 756 1109 1321 1354 1429 1275 491 1550 1222 389 403 927 92 524 420 1579 535 1315 418 840 1353 1164 216 1473 880 1367