On the Plantation: A Story of a Georgia Boy's Adventures During the War

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The enduring fame of Joel Harris as a skillful storyteller had its beginning with the publication of the first of his enchanting Uncle Remus stories. These and other local color tales were written to sound as if they were being told to a group of small children on a winter night beside a blazing fireplace of a middle Georgia farmhouse. And ever since his stories first appeared in print, it has yet to be resolved who enjoys them the most--a child or the adult reading them aloud....
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On the plantation; a story of a Georgia boy's adventures during the war

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Overview


The enduring fame of Joel Harris as a skillful storyteller had its beginning with the publication of the first of his enchanting Uncle Remus stories. These and other local color tales were written to sound as if they were being told to a group of small children on a winter night beside a blazing fireplace of a middle Georgia farmhouse. And ever since his stories first appeared in print, it has yet to be resolved who enjoys them the most--a child or the adult reading them aloud.
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"On the Plantation is an interesting and eloquent story depicting a small but significant segment of American life in earlier years. It has succeeded in surviving the ravages of time and consequently has earned the right to be included in the library and memorable southern novels."--Erskine Caldwell

"Harris pulls out all the stops, which will intrigue all readers today as it did over eighty years ago."--Georgia Librarian

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820323732
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1980
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Introductory Note xiii
I Joe Maxwell Makes a Start 1
II A Plantation Newspaper 21
III Tracking a Runaway 34
IV Shadows of the War 48
V Mr. Wall's Story 57
VI The Owl and the Birds 70
VII Old Zip Coon 83
VIII Something about "Sandy Claus" 104
IX Deserters and Runaways 122
X The Story-Tellers 141
XI The Relief Committee 162
XII A Georgia Fox-Hunt 182
XIII A Night's Adventures 202
XIV The Curtain Falls 223
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