A Girl of the Limberlost

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1557092923
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Deeply wounded by her embittered mother's lack of sympathy for her aspirations, Elnora finds comfort in the nearby Limberlost Swamp, whose beauty and rich abundance provide her with the means to better her life.

A Girl of the Limberlost

Author: Gene -Porter
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ISBN: 9781545224861
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The novel is set in Indiana. Most of the action takes place either in or around the Limberlost Swamp, or in the nearby town of Onabasha.The novel's heroine Elnora Comstock is a poor girl who lives with her widowed mother Katharine Comstock on the edge of the Limberlost Swamp. At the beginning of the novel, Elnora is just beginning high school, where her unfashionable dress adds to her difficulty blending in with the other students.I'm gonna get all mushy. Not that I really need to jump onto this pile of praise. But this is a wonderful, decidedly old-fashioned, feel-good book. In my mid teens, a big barrel arrived at our house one evening. It contained all the books that my mother read as a child and was storing at my grandparents house. Among them were Freckles, The Harvester and A Girl of the Limberlost. I don't know what possessed me, being a guy and all, but I started with Limberlost. This is about me. The wild child bare-footing his way through the southwest Ohio woods, studying everything that caught his attention, collecting cocoons every winter experiencing whatever ecstasy is available to a 13-year-old when they emerged in June. And there I was, too, plotting, planning, and conniving to get into college. So, in my dotage, or maybe half-dotage, when I require myself to re-read a book that really impressed me earlier in life from time to time, I decided to re-read Limberlost. It's still wonderful. I'm a little wiser. I can see some of the formal seams in the writing, now. But that's fine. This is a good read. Now to buy The Harvester again and let it guilt me from my bookshelf until I re-read it too.

A Girl of the Limberlost

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781717586575
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A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter. A Girl of the Limberlost, a novel by American writer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter, was published in August 1909. It is considered a classic of Indiana literature. It is the sequel to her earlier novel Freckles. The novel is set in northeastern Indiana. Most of the action takes place either in or around the Limberlost, or in the nearby, fictional town of Onabasha. The novel's main character, Elnora Comstock, is an impoverished young woman who lives with her widowed mother, Katharine Comstock, on the edge of the Limberlost. Elnora faces cold neglect by her mother, a woman who feels ruined by the death of her husband, Robert Comstock, who drowned in quicksand in the swamp. Katharine blames Elnora for his death, because her husband died while she gave birth to their daughter and could not come to his rescue. The Comstocks make money by selling eggs and other farm products, but Mrs. Comstock refuses to cut down a single tree in the forest, or to delve for oil, as the neighbors around them are doing, even though the added income would make their lives easier.

A Girl of the Limberlost Limberlost 2 Children s Classic Book

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
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ISBN: 9781545155110
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The scene is laid in the same country as that of "Freckles", which appeared a few years before. A number of the characters in "Freckles" are introduced here, and Elnora, the chief character, has the same deep love for the woods that possessed the boy Freckles. She has also become the proud owner of all his books on birds, insects, etc., and has tried to preserve the wonderful room he had made on the edge of the swamp. Elnora is a strong character, and although she has many things to contend with, she accomplishes what she has set out to do-namely, win for herself the education she craved. Through the money she received from the Bird Woman for the specimens she gathered and carried to the city she is able to pay her way through the High School and eventually is able to accept the position of Lecturer on Natural History in the city schools.

A Girl of the Limberlost Limberlost 2 Classic Book

Author: Gene Porter
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ISBN: 9781548575878
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The novel is set in Indiana. Most of the action takes place either in or around the Limberlost Swamp, or in the nearby town of Onabasha.The novel's heroine Elnora Comstock is a poor girl who lives with her widowed mother Katharine Comstock on the edge of the Limberlost Swamp. At the beginning of the novel, Elnora is just beginning high school, where her unfashionable dress adds to her difficulty blending in with the other students.

The Keeper of the Bees

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253206916
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Republication of a 1921 novel about James Lewis MacFarlane, a young WWI soldier who walks away from the rehabilitation hospital where he has been sent to recover from his wounds, and whose courage and kindness are rewarded by adventure, happiness, and love.

A Daughter of the Land

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429044543
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The main character in this story of a young woman's ambition to own and cultivate a large farm is Kate Bates, another Gene Stratton-Porter unsung hero. As the youngest child, and female, in a large properous farm family, she has been designated as her mother's helper in old age. Kate finds this unfair since all of her brothers have been given land and the older sisters sent to teaching training. With the help of a nephew and sister-in-law, she defies her parents, becomes a teacher, and leaves home. After rejecting the easy path to her dream of owning her own farm, she suffers through a bad marriage but ultimately acquires her land and achieves happiness.

Laddie A True Blue Story

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 168195012X
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A classic novel with a time-tested model for how to raise a happy, well-educated family “Do you know that being a stranger is the hardest thing that can happen to anyone in all this world?” ― Gene Stratton-Porter, Laddie: A True Blue Story Laddie: A True Blue Story by Gene Stratton-Porter is a charming fictionalization of the author's own childhood. Featuring a loving family on a small farm, this delightful novel should not be missed. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

The Song of the Cardinal

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849648613
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"The Song of the Cardinal" is a fascinating story of the life of a redbird, or Kentucky cardinal, as it is popularly called, who is born in the valley of the Wabash. The author possesses the soul of an artist and a poet, which enables her to invest the story with the charm of a rich and vivid imagination; while her knowledge of the habits and peculiarities of the redbird and the love she feels for the cardinal family impart a living interest to her work that makes the reader enter into the joys and tribulations, the triumphs, failures, and final victory of the hero, with much the same personal interest one feels in the leading figures of a well-told romance of life. Into the web and woof of the story the author has also woven a beautiful picture of an old man and woman who through the song and the presence of the cardinal are brought again into the loving, sympathetic nearness to each other that marked the golden days of their early married life.