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The Resource Gene Stratton-Porter : novelist and naturalist, Judith Reick Long

Gene Stratton-Porter : novelist and naturalist, Judith Reick Long

Label
Gene Stratton-Porter : novelist and naturalist
Title
Gene Stratton-Porter
Title remainder
novelist and naturalist
Statement of responsibility
Judith Reick Long
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Gene Stratton-Porter died at the age of sixty-one on 6 December 1924, she was one of America's most popular novelists and the best known of the many Indiana authors. At the time of her death her publishers estimated that she had more than fifty million readers-in the United States and many more throughout the world. In the last seventeen years of her life her books sold at a rate of 1,700 copies a day. Although her novels were not well received by literary crities, the traditional values and reverence for nature that they reflect continue to attract an admiring and responsive audience. Many of her novels have been issued in new editions, and demand among antique collectors for original editions is intense. However, until now, this famous Hoosier has been neglected by biographers. Judith Reick Long and the Indiana Historical Society seek to correct this injustice with Gene Stratton-Porter: Novelist and Naturalist, a balanced account of Stratton-Porter that shows both her strengths and her weaknesses and offers a few surprises along the way." "Born on a farm in Wabash County, Indiana, in 1863, the youngest of twelve children, Gene Stratton spent much of her childhood roaming the woods and observing wildlife. It was during this time that she developed the independence of spirit and love of nature that would guide her actions throughout her life. Gene was also greatly influenced by the religious teachings of her father, Mark Stratton, but Long sheds new light on this pivotal relationship in the author's life. Through the use of previously uninvestigated sources, such as the genealogical archives of several states and an early anonymous novel that has never before been attributed to Gene Stratton-Porter, Long depicts the author of sentimental and simple nature tales as a much more complex individual than she has heretofore been considered. Long balances Stratton-Porter's love of family against her desire to be apart and her ability to embroider a story against her innate honesty. Gene Stratton-Porter emerges as a sympathetic character whose independence often led to rebelliousness. As a woman writing in the early part of this century, she fought against conventional attitudes, yet her message was intrinsically conservative. Students of Indiana and American literature will find much that is new in Long's biography of this eminent American writer. Judith Reick Long's interest in Gene Stratton-Porter spanned the last thirty-five years of the biographer's life. An antiquarian book dealer specializing in the history and literature of the Ohio Valley, she recognized the need for a new biography of Stratton-Porter, "that would disregard those legends which commonly surround, and cloud, the life of a well-known person." Educated at Indiana University, Long finished the manuscript but did not live to see it published. Her husband, Edgar Long, has been instrumental in seeing this publication become a reality Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-1987
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Long, Judith Reick
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3531.O7345
LC item number
Z59 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stratton-Porter, Gene
  • Stratton-Porter, Gene
  • Stratton-Porter, Gene
  • Stratton-Porter, Gene
  • Novelists, American
  • Women naturalists
  • Naturalists
  • Didactic fiction
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
  • Didactic fiction
  • Naturalists
  • Novelists, American
  • Women naturalists
  • Indiana
  • United States
Label
Gene Stratton-Porter : novelist and naturalist, Judith Reick Long
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780871950529.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 31
  • 4
  • The Hum of Life
  • 43
  • 5
  • Softly, and with Whispers
  • 53
  • 6
  • Her Father's Daughter
  • 65
  • 1
  • 7
  • A Catalyst
  • 87
  • 8
  • Enter Mr. Porter
  • 99
  • 9
  • Simmering Like a Teakettle
  • 113
  • 10
  • A Latter-Day Moses
  • "Shades of the Pottawattomies"
  • 135
  • 11
  • Her Very Good Friend
  • 155
  • 12
  • A Full Mailbox
  • 169
  • 13
  • Camera Fever
  • 1
  • 179
  • 14
  • Wildflower Woods
  • 197
  • 15
  • A New Way of Life
  • 209
  • 16
  • Open to Change and Possibility
  • 223
  • 2
  • 17
  • On the Move Again
  • 237
  • Raging Fevers
  • 19
  • 3
  • Praying Overtime
Control code
ocm21599094
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 286 pages
Isbn
9780871950529
Lccn
90004740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)21599094
Label
Gene Stratton-Porter : novelist and naturalist, Judith Reick Long
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780871950529.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 31
  • 4
  • The Hum of Life
  • 43
  • 5
  • Softly, and with Whispers
  • 53
  • 6
  • Her Father's Daughter
  • 65
  • 1
  • 7
  • A Catalyst
  • 87
  • 8
  • Enter Mr. Porter
  • 99
  • 9
  • Simmering Like a Teakettle
  • 113
  • 10
  • A Latter-Day Moses
  • "Shades of the Pottawattomies"
  • 135
  • 11
  • Her Very Good Friend
  • 155
  • 12
  • A Full Mailbox
  • 169
  • 13
  • Camera Fever
  • 1
  • 179
  • 14
  • Wildflower Woods
  • 197
  • 15
  • A New Way of Life
  • 209
  • 16
  • Open to Change and Possibility
  • 223
  • 2
  • 17
  • On the Move Again
  • 237
  • Raging Fevers
  • 19
  • 3
  • Praying Overtime
Control code
ocm21599094
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 286 pages
Isbn
9780871950529
Lccn
90004740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)21599094

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