Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.

Author: John Berendt

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307538376

Category: True Crime

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Elegant and wicked.... [This] might be the first true-crime book that makes the reader want to book a bed and breakfast for an extended weekend at the scene of the crime." —The New York Times Book Review Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.
Categories: True Crime

Summary and Analysis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil A Savannah Story

Summary and Analysis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  A Savannah Story

Review of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Los Angeles Times, December 30, 1993. Felty, Dana Clark. “Reclusive Voodoo Priestess of 'Midnight' Fame Dies.” Savannah Morning News, May 8, 2009.

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504044714

Category: True Crime

Page: 30

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil tells you what you need to know—before or after you read John Berendt’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters What’s what in Savannah Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt: John Berendt’s engrossing bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil tells the story of his time spent in Savannah, Georgia. Berendt didn’t just observe the city’s lovely locales and its quirky characters—he also became immersed in a murder case that would shock and fascinate much of Georgia. Part true crime saga, part travel diary, part reportage, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a suspenseful, sharply observed account of Berendt’s sojourns in Savannah and the murder trial of one if its socialites. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
Categories: True Crime

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

9 9 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story, by John Berendt. Random House; 388 pages; $23. WHEN JOHN BERENDT, A FORMER EDITOR OF this magazine, decided to spend some time in Savannah, he thought he could write a book ...

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

This book tells a true story of intrigue, murder, forgery and eccentricity set in the steamy, surreal atmosphere of Savannah, Georgia.

Author: John Berendt

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0099576112

Category: Celebrities

Page: 388

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This book tells a true story of intrigue, murder, forgery and eccentricity set in the steamy, surreal atmosphere of Savannah, Georgia.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

PLAYING A HOMOSEXUAL IN Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Kevin Spacey gives what is perhaps the straightest performance of his career — that is, the least mischievous, menacing, and ambiguous. In such films as The Usual Suspects ...

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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The Advocate

The Advocate

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Clint Eastwood's adaptation of John Berendt's best-selling novel; TriStar's As Good as It Gets (formerly titled Old Friends), directed by TV and film veteran James L. Brooks; and 20th Century ...

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.
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Multicultural Films

Multicultural Films

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil ( 1997 ) Director : Clint Eastwood Cast : John Cusack ( John ) , Kevin Spacey ( Jim Williams ) , Jack Thompson ( Frank / Lady Chablis ) , Irma P. Hall ( Minerva ) , Jude Law ( Billy Hanson ) ...

Author: Janice R. Welsch

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313319758

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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Over 150 entries identify feature films, documentaries, and other film types that explore the experiences of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, past and present.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Summary of John Berendt s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Summary of John Berendt s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

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Category: History

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 Jim Williams, a billionaire, lived in a mansion in Savannah, Georgia. He was not trying to fool anyone by living the way he did. He was showing visitors through the house, and one man took him aside and told him that his money was old. #2 Jim Williams was a successful dealer in antiques and a restorer of old houses. He had been president of the Telfair Academy, the local art museum, and his byline had appeared in Antiques magazine. #3 Williams began to buy bigger houses as his business grew. He bought the Italian Renaissance palazzo Armstrong House directly across Bull Street from the staid Oglethorpe Club. He also bought Mercer House, which had been empty for more than ten years. #4 Williams’s Christmas party was the social event of the year in Savannah. It was known as the Party of the Year. He wrote names of guests on file cards and arranged them in two stacks: an In stack and an Out stack. He shunted the cards from one stack to the other, and made no secret of it.
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Midnight in Savannah

Midnight in Savannah

Loosely inspired by the novel that put Savannah, Georgia, on the map (John Berendt's bestselling Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), this study in southern decadence shows that corruption has no respect for gender or for much of ...

Author: Darwin Porter

Publisher: Blood Moon Productions, Ltd.

ISBN: 0966803019

Category: Fiction

Page: 498

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Loosely inspired by the novel that put Savannah, Georgia, on the map (John Berendt's bestselling Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), this study in southern decadence shows that corruption has no respect for gender or for much of anything else. Mendacity reigns. Perversity in extremes. Physical beauty as living hell.
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