Letters Of A Woman Homesteader

Letters Of A Woman Homesteader

by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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Letters Of A Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart

Stewart's letters, written from 1909 to 1913, were the basis of the acclaimed 1980 film Heartland. "Mrs. Stewart was a woman whose nineteenth-century pioneer spirit seems to have been laced with a strong dose of twentieth-century liberation. Equally impressive is her ability to characterize the people around her."-Western American Literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781117885148
Publisher: BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research)
Publication date: 03/11/2010
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Elinore Pruitt Stewart was born in 1878. Letters of a Woman Homesteader, first published in 1914, inspired the critically acclaimed movie Heartland.

Rebecca Burns is editor-in-chief of Atlanta Magazine, which has won numerous regional and national awards under her direction.

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Letters of a Woman Homesteader 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
MoxieMary More than 1 year ago
It is unfortunate that some reviewers of this book failed to recognize its simplistic brilliance. Contemporary Americans have much to learn from the grit, resourcefulness and enveloping love of these wilderness characters. Elinore and her compatriots were the original American social service network, providing food, shelter and forgiveness for all in need within their range. Her wealth lay in the natural beauty surrounding her and the love of an extended motely family. I highly recommend this book for its message and the rich prose of someone who truly understands the "Christian values" I hear we all hold so dearly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved every page
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This is an interesting story about how the West was settled. Biographical writing with the flights of fancy that is allowed in writing friends letters. I shared the story with my 10 year old niece. It gave her (and frankly me too) a perspective of life before the simple features of 20th century living.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though this primary source format has the potential to be strikingly inspirational to a reader, the content itself was bland in terms of accomplishing the goal of the book's publication. The letters written by Elinore Stewart are nothing more than letters to a former employer, with little meaning behind them. Her admirable qualities that were intended to stand out as components of revolutionary feminism are overshadowed by the unclear and vague accounts of her every day life, each letter growing more and more opaque to the reader's understanding as the piece drags on. The book would have likely been more of a success if written as a biography, as sometimes primary sources must be sacrificed for the overall comprehension and appeal to the audience.