Coupon
The Ballad of Tom Dooley
by Sharyn McCrumb


Overview -

The Ballad of Tom Dooley is a literary triumph what began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster

Hang down your head, Tom Dooley The folk song, made famous by the Kingston Trio, recounts a tragedy in the North Carolina mountains after the Civil War.  Read more...


 
Paperback
  • Retail Price: $16.99
  • $13.42
    (Save 21%)

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 31 copies from $2.99
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About The Ballad of Tom Dooley by Sharyn McCrumb
 
 
 
Overview

The Ballad of Tom Dooley is a literary triumph what began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster

Hang down your head, Tom Dooley The folk song, made famous by the Kingston Trio, recounts a tragedy in the North Carolina mountains after the Civil War. Laura Foster, a simple country girl, was murdered and her lover Tom Dula was hanged for the crime. The sensational elements in the case attracted national attention: a man and his beautiful, married lover accused of murdering the other-woman; the former governor of North Carolina spearheading the defense; and a noble gesture from the prisoner on the eve of his execution, saving the woman he really loved.

With the help of historians, lawyers, and researchers, Sharyn McCrumb visited the actual sites, studied the legal evidence, and uncovered a missing piece of the story that will shock those who think they already know what happened and may also bring belated justice to an innocent man. What seemed at first to be a sordid tale of adultery and betrayal was transformed by the new discoveries into an Appalachian Wuthering Heights. Tom Dula and Ann Melton had a profound romance spoiled by the machinations of their servant, Pauline Foster.

Bringing to life the star-crossed lovers of this mountain tragedy, Sharyn McCrumb gifts understanding and compassion to her compelling tales of Appalachia, and solidifies her status as one of today's great Southern writers.

"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781250007452
  • ISBN-10: 1250007453
  • Publisher: Griffin
  • Publish Date: August 2012
  • Page Count: 311

Series: Ballad Novels

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Literary
Books > Fiction > Historical - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews