The Golden Apples

The Golden Apples is a short story collection with seven stories written by Eudora Welty, first published in 1949. The stories form an interrelated cycle, which explores the economic and social plight of the fictional Morgana Mississippi:[1] “Shower of Gold”; “June Recital”; “Sir Rabbit”; “Moon Lake”; “The Whole World Knows”; “Music from Spain” and “The Wanderers.”

First edition (publ. Harcourt Brace)

The stories use shared themes and other literary devices to ensure that the stories operate as a unified whole.[2] One reviewer noted that "Allusion and metaphor hang as thick as Spanish moss in Welty's prose."[3]

Reexamining the collection in 2011, The Independent critic David Evans described the collection as evocative, "But it is her vivid evocations of nature that linger."[1] Another 2011 review in The Guardian wrote that the collection is "brilliantly capturing the precise timbre of a fleeting moment and revealing its startling load."[3]


  1. ^ a b "The Golden Apples, By Eudora Welty". The Independent. 2011-08-20. Archived from the original on 2022-06-18. Retrieved 2016-05-03.
  2. ^ V. HARRIS, Wendell (Spring 1964). "The Thematic Unity of Welty's The Golden Apples". Texas Studies in Literature and Language. 6 (1): 92–95. JSTOR 40753802.
  3. ^ a b Ransley, Lettie (2011-09-03). "The Golden Apples by Eudora Welty – review". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-05-03.

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