Life of an Ordinary Woman

( 1 )

Overview

In Anne Ellis, readers will discover the perfect blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary, a pioneer who, "like the most valued of friends, is a woman of wry wit, plain courage, keen perceptions" (Molly Gloss). Powerfully conjuring up the world of the mining camps and colorful communities of the central Rocky Mountains, Ellis interweaves an invaluable history of the nineteenth-century American West with a valiant personal tale.

A remarkable account of one woman's ...

See more details below
This Hardcover (Reprint) is Not Available through BN.com
Sending request ...

Overview

In Anne Ellis, readers will discover the perfect blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary, a pioneer who, "like the most valued of friends, is a woman of wry wit, plain courage, keen perceptions" (Molly Gloss). Powerfully conjuring up the world of the mining camps and colorful communities of the central Rocky Mountains, Ellis interweaves an invaluable history of the nineteenth-century American West with a valiant personal tale.

A remarkable account of one woman's experiences living in the mining camps and communities of the central Rocky Mountains during the late 19th century. Relive the history of the pioneer West, the nomadic, boom or bust economy of mining, the daily struggle for survival, and the beauty of life as Anne Ellis found it. Photographs.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780405060922
  • Publisher: Ayer Company Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1940
  • Series: Women in America Ser.
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 330

Meet the Author

Anne Ellis came as a child to Rosita, Colorado a mining town outside Westcliffe. She was raised there and in the mining camps of the eastern San Juans. She wrote her autobiographical account of pioneer life in 19th century Colorado mining camps, THE LIFE OF AN ORDINARY WOMAN, in 1929.

ROBERT W. BLY is the Director of the Center for Technical Communication, a consulting firm that specializes in business communication and marketing. He has been a copywriter and consultant for more than twenty years, and is the author of more than forty-five books.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted November 24, 2009

    Marvelous Memoir of a Childhood

    Anne Ellis tells her own story in the voice/ language of her childhood days. She and her family, not without flaws, came to live in the Colorado mining camps of the earliest days of the 20th century.

    The tale is warm, heart-breaking, and colorful. You can feel the cold of cabin life. The rough, risky life of mining is not glossed over, and to see these images through the eyes of a child is most dramatic. This is NOT Little House on the Prairie.

    I highly recommend this book, not just for history fans, but for those who enjoy memoir. I also think 'Tweens might like this story of challenge and overcoming the odds.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)