Swamp Water

A Novel

Vereen Bell

Foreword by Vereen Bell

Title Details

Pages: 280

Trim size: 139.700mm x 215.900mm

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 05/01/2008

ISBN: 9-780-8203-3269-7

List Price: $29.95

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FICTION / Literary

Swamp Water

A Novel

Vereen Bell

Foreword by Vereen Bell

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Swamp Water, the first novel by a young native of south Georgia, was an immediate critical and financial success. The setting is the mysterious Okefenokee in southern Georgia-"the Swamp that pulled a man down and never let him go." Movie versions were made in 1941 (by Jean Renoir) and in 1951.

Swamp Water is, in a sense, melodrama-a fast, taut, somewhat lurid yarn. . . . Mr. Bell, however, knows his people and his background so thoroughly, writes with so much simplicity and directness and such a complete lack of sensationalism, that his story is lifted above the category of the merely thrilling and picturesque. Swamp Water, in fact, is not only a very good tale but very nearly a brilliant one.

New York Times

This is the sort of American story Americans take to their bosoms, and with good reason.

Times Literary Supplement

About the Author/Editor

VEREEN BELL (1911-1944) wrote fiction and magazine articles set in the outdoors of the American South. His books include Swamp Water, Two of a Kind, and Brag Dog and Other Stories. Bell served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was killed in action during the Battle for Leyte Gulf.