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By Frank Yerby | Comments: ( 680 ) | Date: ( May 27, 2020 )

ANGEL OR SHE DEVIL Fanny Turner was a woman fated to destroy and be destroyed by her own angelic beauty and the demonic lust for vengeance that burned within her The daughter of an ill fated marriage between a proud, unbending man and a sensual woman who deserted them both, Fanny knew both the power and the humiliation of sex early From that moment, her path was setANGEL OR SHE DEVIL Fanny Turner was a woman fated to destroy and be destroyed by her own angelic beauty and the demonic lust for vengeance that burned within her The daughter of an ill fated marriage between a proud, unbending man and a sensual woman who deserted them both, Fanny knew both the power and the humiliation of sex early From that moment, her path was set she went from the corruptions of an exclusive girls boarding school the legendary turn of the century New Orleans red light district where she became a girl in her own mother s house a tormenting marriage to a wealthy aristocratic planter who gave Fanny everything but what she most desperately needed.


  • Title: The Girl From Storyville
  • Author: Frank Yerby
  • ISBN: 9780440034858
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

About Author:

Frank Yerby

Born in Augusta, Georgia to Rufus Garvin Yerby, an African American, and Wilhelmina Smythe, who was caucasian He graduated from Haines Normal Institute in Augusta and graduated from Paine College in 1937 Thereafter, Yerby enrolled in Fisk University where he received his Master s degree in 1938 In 1939, Yerby entered the University of Chicago to work toward his doctorate but later left the university Yerby taught briefly at Florida AM University and at Southern University in Baton Rouge.Frank Yerby rose to fame as a writer of popular fiction tinged with a distinctive southern flavor In 1946 he became the first African American to publish a best seller with The Foxes of Harrow That same year he also became the first African American to have a book purchased for screen adaptation by a Hollywood studio, when 20th Century Fox optioned Foxes Ultimately the book became a 1947 Oscar nominated film starring Rex Harrison and Maureen O Hara Yerby was originally noted for writing romance novels set in the Antebellum South In mid century he embarked on a series of best selling novels ranging from the Athens of Pericles to Europe in the Dark Ages Yerby took considerable pains in research, and often footnoted his historical novels In all he wrote 33 novels.



Comments The Girl From Storyville

  • Karla

    When Mae Turner abandons her family to run off to California with another man, she unknowingly sets her daughter Fanny onto a course that has a bitter, unhappy end. In an age where a mother's whoreish nature is thought to be hereditary, Fanny is punished by her father from a very early age with distrust and an unspoken hate. Her efforts to be good never count for much, but she gets attention when she does bad things. Bad attention is better than no attention, right? Her depression makes her a fa [...]


  • Sarah Mac

    Without question, debate, or long-term consideration, this is one of the darkest books I've read. Ever. In any genre. No kidding. It's really, really dark, y'all. Fanny Turner is the daughter of a straight-laced policeman & a wayward whore, the latter abandoning her family in favor of life in a brothel. Fanny's father resents her resemblence to her missing mother -- they share the same angelic, pale beauty -- and so he marries again, this time to a well-educated woman he jilted years before. [...]


  • Sharon

    Again, a tragedy that only an adolescent girl can appreciate. I loved this book in my teens. Think I read it 5 or 6 times. Felt so good to be so miserable, ah youth.


  • Emma

    Incredible! What a writer. This is quite a dark story, but extremely well-written and researched. I'm shocked that this author is not better known.


  • Dawn

    My very first guilty pleasure. I sneaked this paperback off of my mother's bookshelves as a preteen (I know!) and was a goner! Of course I was mesmerized by the sexual passages, but in contrast to the contemporary novels my girlfriends and I would paperclip at the "dirty" parts, this book held my interest in a deeper way. I read this book again every 3-4 years. I still love it and its overall theme of societal expectation versus human desire. Fanny was desperate to be the perfect Victorian girl [...]


  • Tracey

    Nothing Victorian about this novel.


  • Paul

    Frank Garvin Yerby (September 5, 1916 – November 29, 1991) was an African-American historical novelist. He is best known as the first African-American writer to become a millionaire from his pen, and to have a book purchased by a Hollywood studio for a film adaptation.[] I read several of Yerby's novels when I was a teenager. He was a bestselling author back in the day. Now, nobody's heard of him. I remember liking this book, but that was 40 years ago, and I don't remember much about it.


  • Grace

    A sad story, the way of evil in this world. The life of a prostitute with explicit details. If not for the Historical side I'd have put it down a long time ago due to very bad language.Doesn't seem to be a Victorian Novel like stated but a good story in all.


  • Frank

    A good historical novel from Yerby.


  • Steph

    I tried to like Fanny Turner. When I couldn't, I tried to feel sorry for her. Finally she forced me to hate her, but as I continued reading I became less affected, though I had a strong desire to be done with her. She's so incredibly dark and destructive, and it tore at me to witness she had such awful effects on everyone she knew. It seemed that the only person not ill-affected by her was her mother. The two people with whom Fanny could reasonably be angry were her parents. We witnessed her pun [...]


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