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The dream of a green kingdom, a new world, a place to start over - this is the vision that compels the five central characters in this novel to seek a hidden land. The story is at once the age-old tale of utopia and dystopia and the saga of Americans at mid-century, with a history of economic depression, the midwestern dust bowl, and two world wars. First published in 1957, The Green Kingdom was Rachel Maddux's first novel, an ambitious undertaking that had occupied nearly twenty years of her life. Central to the...
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The dream of a green kingdom, a new world, a place to start over - this is the vision that compels the five central characters in this novel to seek a hidden land. The story is at once the age-old tale of utopia and dystopia and the saga of Americans at mid-century, with a history of economic depression, the midwestern dust bowl, and two world wars. First published in 1957, The Green Kingdom was Rachel Maddux's first novel, an ambitious undertaking that had occupied nearly twenty years of her life. Central to the novel is the act of creation - from naming the plants and animals of the kingdom to bearing children. Both Justin Magnus and Erma Herrick discover the wellsprings of their creative energy as they discover the kingdom and, finally, each other in a story that is by turns mystical and realistic, the product of a vivid imagination and keen powers of observation. The Green Kingdom itself is a metaphor for whatever circumstances can make a person feel some control over fate. To live in the Green Kingdom is to inhabit what Maddux calls "the climate of potentiality," and to read The Green Kingdom is an intense experience in which we imagine our own responses to this land that Maddux so carefully delineates.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780870497803
  • Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1993
  • Series: Rachel Maddux Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2001

    Learned to Read

    I discovered this book in the mid seventies at a used bookstore traveling cross-country with $50.00 and a dream of finding a new world. I was fresh out of school traveling east to west with nowhere special to go. I credit this book with teaching me the fine art of reading. Reading in the sense of living, breathing, tasting and feeling a story as if you were a character in the background. The story is mystical but set in reality through wonderful character development. Rachel Maddux transports you to a world of fantastic new sensory experiences; her words become your new reality. Anyone who enjoys the gift of suspension of reality while living and grieving with their new acquaintances will surely enjoy this book.

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