Frances Parkinson Keyes (July 21, 1885 – July 3, 1970) was an American author who wrote about her life as the wife of a . Senator and novels set in New England, Louisiana, and Europe.
Frances Parkinson Keyes (July 21, 1885 – July 3, 1970) was an American author who wrote about her life as the wife of a . A convert to Roman Catholicism, her later works frequently featured Catholic themes and beliefs. Her last name rhymes with "skies," not "keys. Frances Parkinson Wheeler was born in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Frances Parkinson Keyes' novel Dinner at Antoine's hit number 3 on the 1948 Best Sellers list as determined by Publishers Weekly, and was number 6 on the same list for 1949. This seemed like a good book to read for the challenge. My first observation is that readers had a much longer attention span sixty plus years ago. I dare say you'd be h One of the 2016 Read Harder challenges is to read a book from the decade of your birth. For me, that would be the 1940s as I was born in the first half of the last century.
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by Frances Parkinson Keyes. Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece for the Carnival festivities and to renew his romance with Amelie Lalande. Laland's daughter Odile, accidently spills a red wine down her white dress, a seemingly light incident.
I remember reading Francis Parkinson Keyes as a teenager and I was not disappointed
I remember reading Francis Parkinson Keyes as a teenager and I was not disappointed. It is rather old fashioned now and I am not sure about some of the expressions but it is of its era and a jolly good story. So it's no surprise that "Dinner at Antoine's" drips with the sensual richness of that city in the last days before World War II. It's half murder mystery, half soap opera - a murder is the complicating action of the plot, but it's got lots of affairs, lies, secrets and other fun things well, this was written in the late forties, so the racial aspects will make modern skins crawl.
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Dinner at Antoine's is Keyes first work of romantic fiction that is also embodies a mystery. Frances Parkinson Keyes (1885-1970) was born in Virginia and began writing while living in New England where her husband was Governor of New Hampshire. It takes place in New Orleans. It has all the earmarks of a romance novel: the rich tycoon, his too long single daughter, the beautiful widow and her daughter. The Keyes then moved to Washington DC when her husband was elected to the US Senate.
Keyes, Frances Parkinson. Published by The Sun Dial Press (1948).
Frances Parkinson Keyes (1885-1970) was a best-selling author in the .
Frances Parkinson Keyes (1885-1970) was a best-selling author in the 1940s and 1950s and is perhaps best remembered. The River Road is notable among Keyes' books for the tragic endings of two out of the three marriages chronicled in the novel. Most characters do not experience a 'happy ending'. Vail d'Alvery is the sequel to The River Road. The murder mystery Dinner at Antoine's, set in the immediate aftermath of World War II, became Keyes' biggest seller (and was also her only mystery, apart from the England-set The Royal Box, which has a few of the same characters).
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