A Daughter of the Land
By (author) Gene Stratton-Porter
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Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
Book DescriptionKate Bates is another Gene Stratton-Porter unsung hero in the tradition of Elnora Comstock, of "A Girl of the Limberlost", and "Freckles and Laddie", of books of the same name. As the youngest child, and female, in a large prosperous farm family, she has been designated as her mother's helper in old age. Kate finds this unfair since all of the brothers have been given land and the older sisters sent to teacher training. With the help of a nephew and sister-in-law, she defies her parents, becomes a teacher, leaves home. Her real ambition, however, is to own and cultivate a large farm. After rejecting the easy path to her dream, she suffers through a bad marriage but ultimately acquires her land and achieves happiness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253211385
(210mm x 146mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gene Stratton-Porter
Girl of the Limberlost, Paperback (June 2007)
Set amid Indiana's Limberlost Swamp, this classic mixes astute observations on nature with the struggles of growing up in the early 20th century and the discoveries of independence and romance.
At the Foot of the Rainbow, Paperback (June 1998)
Set in Rainbow Bottom along the Wabash River, this book tells of the lives of a dissipated Irishman, Jimmy Malone, his long-suffering wife Mary, and Jimmy's boyhood friend and lifelong companion, Dannie Macnoun. Through Jimmy's deceitfulness Mary is lost to Dannie for many unhappy years. Love triumphs over lies and adversity, later.
Michael O'Halloran, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Gene Stratton-Porter
Gene Stratton-Porter's tale of a plucky, orphaned newspaper boy is now back in print!
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Author Biography - Gene Stratton-Porter
Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924) was born on a farm in Wabash County, Indiana. Later, she lived in a cabin adjoining the Limberlost swamp, immortalized in her best-selling A Girl of the Limberlost (Library of Indiana Classics). In 1923 she moved to California for her health. There she organized her own motion picture company to capitalize on the national popularity of her books. Other novels reissued by Indiana University Press include Freckles, Laddie, The Harvester, and The Keeper of the Bees.
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