Letters of a Woman Homesteader / Edition 2

Letters of a Woman Homesteader / Edition 2

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by Elinore Pruitt Stewart, Paul Stewart
     
 

First published in 1914, this remarkable first-person account gives us new insight into life on the prairie. Elinore Pruitt lost her husband in a railroad accident and went west with her two-year-old daughter to seek employment. She took what was available, cleaning homes and laundering clothes. But finally she was offered a permanent position in Wyoming with a… See more details below

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First published in 1914, this remarkable first-person account gives us new insight into life on the prairie. Elinore Pruitt lost her husband in a railroad accident and went west with her two-year-old daughter to seek employment. She took what was available, cleaning homes and laundering clothes. But finally she was offered a permanent position in Wyoming with a wealthy Scottish cattleman, whom she married. From this new home, she wrote these collected letters to a former employer in Denver. Filled with warmth, wit, and memorable characters, Stewart's correspondence tells a story of hard work that leads in the end to success.

"A warmly delightful, vigorously affirmative chronicle . . . We part from this gallant woman with respect and affection." (The Wall Street Journal)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803251939
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
281
Sales rank:
426,869
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1070L (what's this?)

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