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A Daughter Of The Land
     

A Daughter Of The Land

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by Gene Stratton-Porter
 

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A Daughter of the Land (1918) by Gene Stratton Porter is, above all, a love song of a woman and the land from which she sprung.

Kate Bates, tireless and hardworking, strapping and robust, stubborn and headstrong, is a sterling example of the American work ethic, the youngest daughter of a tight-fisted land baron -- Adam Bates, the Land King of Bates Corners, Hartley

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A Daughter of the Land (1918) by Gene Stratton Porter is, above all, a love song of a woman and the land from which she sprung.

Kate Bates, tireless and hardworking, strapping and robust, stubborn and headstrong, is a sterling example of the American work ethic, the youngest daughter of a tight-fisted land baron -- Adam Bates, the Land King of Bates Corners, Hartley, Indiana -- and the sibling of a whole brood of Bates sons and daughters. The family has an intense relationship with the many acres of land they possess. Kate is the only one who rebels against her father, running away to make a difficult life for herself on her own terms -- and to escape the one man she cannot have and who has touched her heart.

Her world is filled with "man's work," with tough loves and passionate hates, with seasons of cultivating land other than her own, despair, disappointment, and fulfillment in the eleventh hour. All throughout, Kate makes the best of things and "takes the wings of morning" until she can truly fly.

And always, the land, in its glory, beckons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934169476
Publisher:
Norilana Books
Publication date:
01/17/2007
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
748,471
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(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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A daughter of the land 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Gingerfay More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An intimate view of an important part of our history especially concerning women.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really sweet stoty. Iiked it a whole lot.
RCJH More than 1 year ago
Reading in progress good so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never roooted so hard for a character. Everyone should read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know my father read these books when he was young. It makes my heart glad to think of that when I read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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BEAD61 More than 1 year ago
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.
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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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hated this book so much i wanted to throw my nook on the grownd and jump on it!