A Daughter of the Land

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Kate 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 ...

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Overview

Kate 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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The youngest daughter of a prosperous Indiana farm family defies expectations, leaves home, and eventually realizes her dream of owning her own farm.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253211385
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Series: Library of Indiana Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Wonderful story of a woman's independence, perseverance, and hope in the face of
    rejection of family and poor choices of her own. It is heartwarming and humorous.
    A great homespun tale. Also, interwoven themes of land use and its value.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2010

    A beautiful book

    A book full of colorful, lively characters. Kate is a wise,complicated woman, who sometimes surprises with her unwise decisions. This is a typical Stratton-Porter story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Cats rock!

    Great book! The only thing is a few tipos and in weird places it says 'digged by google'. That's all that i saw that was bad in this Gene stratton porter book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Wonderful

    An intimate view of an important part of our history especially concerning women.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Good book

    Interesting!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Real good story

    This was a really sweet stoty. Iiked it a whole lot.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

    Kool

    Reading in progress good so far

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Cats rock!

    This books is very good and only has a few tipos the only thing that is annoying is that every few pages it says Digged by Google...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    STUPID

    I hated this book so much i wanted to throw my nook on the grownd and jump on it!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    What? I need help, read my comment!!!Please

    Is it short? Can any 1 tell me so i can know n i also needed to rate it so i can ask lol:) but it seems really seems awesome :D

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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