Old Home Town

Old Home Town

by Rose Wilder Lane
     
 

In Old Home Town, Rose Wilder Lane has recreated small-town society of pre-World War I America with a precise feeling for decorum, dress, and kitchen dialogue. Like Sherwood Anderson in Winesburg, Ohio, she describes a community through the stories of certain memorable citizens. The overlay of nostalgia cannot hide some sharp observations about marriage

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Overview

In Old Home Town, Rose Wilder Lane has recreated small-town society of pre-World War I America with a precise feeling for decorum, dress, and kitchen dialogue. Like Sherwood Anderson in Winesburg, Ohio, she describes a community through the stories of certain memorable citizens. The overlay of nostalgia cannot hide some sharp observations about marriage and women's rights.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
"Old Home Town is a human document, as real and homely and American as [a] red-checkered table cloth."—New York Times
Books
"As Booth Tarkington and Eugene O'Neill have given us the small town of the nineties, Mrs. Lane shows us the first decade of the century."—Books
Springfield Republican
"Mrs. Lane has an uncanny knack of knowing what makes the wheels go round and why. She portrays the characters of this village in photographic detail, telling [their] stories . . . with keen wit, biting humor, and a full flavor."—Springfield Republican

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803279179
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
11/28/1985
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
1,406,810
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.25(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Rose Wilder Lane, the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House books), is the author of Free Land.

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