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by Gene Stratton-Porter

eBook A Girl Of The Limberlost download ISBN: 1440430497
Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher: CreateSpace (February 11, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 232
ePub: 1714 kb
Fb2: 1660 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Classics

A Girl of the Limberlost, a novel by American writer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter, was published in August 1909. It is considered a classic of Indiana literature. It is the sequel to her earlier novel Freckles.

A Girl of the Limberlost, a novel by American writer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter, was published in August 1909. The story takes place in Indiana, in and around the Limberlost Swamp. Even at the time, this impressive wetland region was being reduced by heavy logging, natural oil extraction and drainage for agriculture

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You can also read the full text online using our ereader. The story of a girl of the Michigan woods; a buoyant, loveable type of the self-reliant American. Her philosophy is one of love and kindness towards all things; her hope is never dimmed. Gene Stratton-Porter paints a picture of coming industry destroying nature and those who try to save what can be saved for future generations. Because of Stratton-Porter's writings, the area she loved and wrote about is being preserved and turned back into the wetlands it once was.

Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924), American novelist and naturalist, was born on a farm in Indiana and became one of. .Among them were Freckles, The Harvester and A Girl of the Limberlost. I don't know what possessed me, being a guy and all, but I started with Limberlost

Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924), American novelist and naturalist, was born on a farm in Indiana and became one of Indiana's best-known authors. Writing fiction to support her passion for observing natural habitats, she also wrote non-fiction works that extensively dealt with birds, flowers, and other natural wonders. She fought for the conservation of the Limberlost Swamp and took up other cases of public welfare as well. I don't know what possessed me, being a guy and all, but I started with Limberlost.

Title: A Girl Of The Limberlost. Author: Gene Stratton Porter. Your teachers will tell you the list of books you must have, and if you will come with me I will show you the way to the auditorium

Title: A Girl Of The Limberlost. Release Date: March 8, 2006 Last Updated: March 9, 2018. She left the road where it turned south, at the corner of the Limberlost, climbed a snake fence and entered a path worn by her own feet. Your teachers will tell you the list of books you must have, and if you will come with me I will show you the way to the auditorium. It is now time for opening exercises.

A Girl of the Limberlost book. Gene Stratton-Porter creates this character whose heart is so large and desires only love and fulfillment, but never demands it at the cost of others

A Girl of the Limberlost book. Gene Stratton-Porter creates this character whose heart is so large and desires only love and fulfillment, but never demands it at the cost of others. She is a hard worker, a devout learner and friend with ambitions that extend beyond what her meager upbringing would have normally been laid before her.

Gene Stratton-Porter's A Girl of the Limberlost has captivated readers since its initial appearance in 1909. Its realistic characters are headed by an intelligent, independent heroine who has served as a positive role model for generations. Written by a popular Midwestern author of the early twentieth century, this is a book to cherish.

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The novel is set in Indiana. Most of the action takes place either in or around the Limberlost Swamp, or in the nearby town of Onabasha.

The novel's heroine Elnora Comstock is a poor girl who lives with her widowed mother Katharine Comstock on the edge of the Limberlost Swamp. At the beginning of the novel, Elnora is just beginning high school, where her unfashionable dress adds to her difficulty blending in with the other students.

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August
Elnora's mother holds a grudge! And, she just won't let go. Elnora does everything she can to please her mother, but try as she may--nothing works. Her mother just can't let go of the emotional pain of having lost her husband when Elnora was born. The child is just too much of a reminder of what she could have had in her life if he had lived.

Life was hard in 1909. Money was tight. Even though Elnora's mother could sell some of the timber on the land (and be set for life) she refuses to do it. Again, it's that old nagging reminder of her husband and why they bought this place to build a life. It's a living memorial in her mind. She won't hand over a pittance to Elnora--not even for clothes to go to school.

The plucky teenager won't let that stop her. She wants ever so much to go to school. Her whole heart is wrapped up in that dream. The first day, her mother sends her off intentionally in clothes that look ridiculous on her. Of course, she is teased and ostracized from all the girls for looking silly in her old fashioned clothes and her clunky boots. Most girls would clam up and not go back to school. But, not Elnora! She is so determined to succeed. She is determined to find "some way" to make this work. And, that is when things begin to change in her family.

From the time she was quite young, Elnora had been collecting butterflies and moths from the forested swamps around her house. The Limberlost had been her playground and refuge; and, she cultivated a wonderful love of nature that was quite unusual for girls of that time period. With a deep passion and ingenuity, she comes up with a plan to not only get the money for school, new clothes, and books, but also to mend her mother's broken heart.

Why not follow Elnora to the Limberlost to find the healing magic of the woods and learn how one determined young girl lays the groundwork for her future and all those around her. If you love books like Little House on the Prairie, Little Women, Anne of Green Gables and Cheaper by the Dozen, you will certainly fall in love in the Limberlost.
Gir
I first read this in high school, but it is even better as an adult. I enjoyed the book as a good story when I was a teen, but the nuances revolving around the characters' relationships and interactions are what made me love it even more now.

The heroine, Elnora, is so sweet and good a person. Normally, I would find that somewhat boring, but the way she's written, it's not annoying but rather endearing. I found myself cheering each time she overcame an obstacle. While I loved her, the supporting cast are really the ones who steal the book for me. Elnora really doesn't have a character arc, but all the main supporting cast do and I love them for it.

The book reminds me a lot of Louisa May Alcott and L.M. Montgomery, but the quality of the characters, their development, and the writing sets it apart. The little commentaries Stratton-Porter makes about people and society are thrown out with casual ease, yet always hit me with their profundity. I ended up highlight huge chunks of my book, because I loved it so much.

Frankly, there is a lot to say about this story and the depth to which it could be analyzed, but on to of all that, it's a sweet story about a good person. It's one of my new favorite books!
Ckelond
Love this book! I read it on someone else's recommendation, then immediately started over, reading it aloud to my 16-year-old sons. (I read to him while he does chores.) Next I plan to purchase the audiobook for my 24-year-old daughter. There are many layers to this old-fashioned book with multiple plots. The message of the book (and the message of "Freckles", which takes place before the events of this book) is that character matters more than your circumstances.
Mysterious Wrench
Okay, I'm gonna get all mushy. Not that I really need to jump onto this pile of praise. But this is a wonderful, decidedly old-fashioned, feel-good book. In my mid teens, a big barrel arrived at our house one evening. It contained all the books that my mother read as a child and was storing at my grandparents house. Among them were Freckles, The Harvester and A Girl of the Limberlost. I don't know what possessed me, being a guy and all, but I started with Limberlost. This is about me. The wild child bare-footing his way through the southwest Ohio woods, studying everything that caught his attention, collecting cocoons every winter experiencing whatever ecstasy is available to a 13-year-old when they emerged in June. And there I was, too, plotting, planning, and conniving to get into college. So, in my dotage, or maybe half-dotage, when I require myself to re-read a book that really impressed me earlier in life from time to time, I decided to re-read Limberlost. It's still wonderful. I'm a little wiser. I can see some of the formal seams in the writing, now. But that's fine. This is a good read. Now to buy The Harvester again and let it guilt me from my bookshelf until I re-read it too.
GEL
The book would get five stars but the service wouldn't get any, hence the three star rating. The book was listed as free. After a few chapters a notice shows on the next page saying that it costs ninety nine cents to continue reading. Fortunately I had read the book a number of years ago so I dumped the book. If that is the way future books will be charged, I will go back to borrowing books from the local library.