Rural Hours

Rural Hours

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by Susan Fenimore Cooper
     
 

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Rural Hours is more than just a private journal opened for public scrutiny in 1850; its intrinsic value is twofold. First, it provides a well-developed picture of mid-nineteenth century life in a small rural upstate New York community which, only half a century earlier, had been on the outer edge of the American frontier.  See more details below

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Rural Hours is more than just a private journal opened for public scrutiny in 1850; its intrinsic value is twofold. First, it provides a well-developed picture of mid-nineteenth century life in a small rural upstate New York community which, only half a century earlier, had been on the outer edge of the American frontier.

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"An engagingly, astutely, sensitively, and eloquently written work by the first really significant American woman nature writer."--Lawrence Buell

"Rural Hours should interest students of American geography, history, and literature as an important early work of nature writing. It is a significant literary achievement by a woman who has too long languished in the shadow of her famous father.”--Louise Westling

Harvard University - Lawrence Buell
An engagingly, astutely, sensitively, and eloquently written work by the first really significant American woman nature writer.

Louise Westling
Rural Hours should interest students of American geography, history, and literature as an important early work of nature writing. It is a significant literary achievement by a woman who has too long languished in the shadow of her famous father.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815603177
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
08/15/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
337
Sales rank:
1,142,635
Product dimensions:
4.76(w) x 7.01(h) x 0.87(d)

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Lawrence Buell
"An engaging, astutely, sensitively, and eloquently written work by the first really significant American woman nature writer."

Meet the Author

Rochelle Johnson is a professor of English and environmental studies at the College of Idaho. She is a past president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). She is the coeditor, with Daniel Patterson, of two volumes of Susan Fenimore Cooper's writings—Rural Hours and Essays on Nature and Landscape—as well as a collection of scholarly essays, Susan Fenimore Cooper: New Essays on Rural Hours and Other Works (all published by Georgia).

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of those books that are full of typos. Spend the $2 and get the other version!