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 Limberlost 2 Children s Classic Book

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher:
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

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.

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 Girl of the Limberlost Classic Edition

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492210467
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Of all the books written by Hoosier writers, Gene Stratton-Porter's "A Girl of the Limberlost" is unquestionably the most cherished: the timeless story of an impoverished young girl, Elnora Comstock, growing up on the edge of the Limberlost swamp. Elnora attends school against her mother's wishes, fighting every inch of the way for her dream of an education, and collects and sells moths and other rare biological specimens from the swamp to pay for her schooling, books, and bare necessities. At first a laughingstock of her fellow students, Elnora persists against unfair odds, and asserts her true self. Gene Stratton-Porter's "A Girl of the Limberlost" provides a wonderful discovery of identity, wonders of nature, friendship, family trust, love, and the process of growing up in the magical shadow of the Limberlost. Elnora's struggles can be related to by any girl today, and her triumph is purely her own. A lovely theme in the book allows each character to come to life as a caterpillar, spend a time in a cocoon, then emerge finally as a beautiful moth. Elnora's mother's transformation is particularly splendid. The ecological concerns of the novel convince the reader that our "modern" problems are mere variations on a theme. The fresh foray into a simpler, if not nobler, time-and the reverence for hard work, creativity, and strict moral standards--are refreshing. In the words of one reviewer, "Shelve Titanic, and read Gene Stratton-Porter's book instead."

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.

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.