Coming in at 479 pages of really small font, a good editor could have cut out at least 100 pages. However, the characters and story are compelling and more interesting than I anticipated. Third, I found it most enjoyable to read the language spoken in that time period (1948). I loved this book. Among the guests are the Lalandes, -- the mother, a coquette who has kept Foxworth dangling. Senator and novels set in New England, Louisiana, and Europe. I can't imagine that I would have!) Overall a good condition item. I started with this one because it was on top of the pile. In investigating the mystery I kept thinking, "Why don't they just test the blood to see whose it was?" I've walked past Keyes restored house in the French Quarter fairly often, and each time I would wonder: why don't people read Keyes any more? The purpose of the party, hosted by wealthy businessman Orson Foxworth, is to introduce his niece Ruth, who is visiting for the Mardi Gras season, to a circle of his friends. Das Antoine's gehört zu den ältesten familiengeführten Restaurants in den USA und serviert seit 1840 traditionelle französisch-kreolische Küche. All I can say is that writing styles have changed since 1948 when Keyes authored it. Frances Parkinson Keyes was an American author who wrote about her life as the wife of a U.S. Favorite Add to Dinner at Antoines, Vintage 1948 Book, Blue Book, Francis Parkinson Keyes, Reading, Ephemera, Hardback Book, Scrapbooking,Interesting Story myvintagedreams. 5 out of 5 stars (37) 37 reviews $ 9.00. Second, the author very cleverly constructed a scenario in which the entire cast of main characters had motive and opportunity to commit a murder, including the victim herself! Previous. Please make reservations via opentable or by calling Antoine’s at 504-581-4422. Our exquisite private rooms accommodate from 14 to 300, with a seating capacity of over 700. Aug 10, 2013 - Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece Laland's daughter Odile, accidently spills a red wine down her white dress, a seemingly light incident. None of the characters are particularly relatable or likable, not even the dead woman, but of course the reader is still rooting for a solution to the murder. Frances Parkinson Keyes' novel. The introduction in my edition about Keyes was wonderful as well- Keyes liked to live in the settings of her novels before writing them, and she was enchanted by New Orleans (as she. Keyes characters are spot on for the time and setting, and she incorporated real people she met while living in New Orleans into her story. "Dinner At Antoine's" is in some way a love letter to New Orleans -- luxurious restaurants, beautiful clothes, passionate romance and some moderate decadence. Of course, in 1948 that technology didn't exist! DINNER AT ANTOINE S Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece for the Carnival festivities and to renew his romance with Amelie Lalande. Really felt like i was in the 1940s when reading it. (Note: Penciled price inside cover says $40! From shop AuntAllysAttic. The lifestyle and views are antiquated as well so I had to remember that as I read it. I enjoyed it for its look into that time period. The purpose of the party, hosted by wealthy businessman Orson Foxworth, is to introduce his niece Ruth, who is visiting for the Mardi Gras season, to a circle of his friends. Not to mention everyone talked too much about nothing, and too little about what was important. A mystery set at Antoine’s, the famous New Orleans restaurant that has been a landmark since 1840. Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. 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