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Gene Stratton-Porter (1863–1924)

Forfatter af A Girl of the Limberlost

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Geneva Grace Stratton was born on a farm in Wabash County, Indiana in 1863. Stratton attended public schools. At an early age she roamed the countryside and developed a lively interest in nature and wildlife. In 1874 the family moved to the city of Wabash. She stayed in school until she was almost vis mere twenty, but did not receive a high school diploma. After an accident Stratton met during her recovery Charles Darwin Porter, a pharmacist from Geneva. He was 13 years her senior, but they were married in 1886. After oil was discovered on some farmland Mr. Porter owned, the Porters built a large house on the edge of the Limberlost swamp, a natural preserve for wild plants, moths, and birds. Stratton-Porter began to photograph birds and animals of the Swamp. Her early photographs appeared in the magazines Recreation and Outing. In 1901 she published her first piece of fiction in Metropolitan magazine. Stratton-Porter made her debut with The Song of the Cardinal. The next story, Freckles, about an orphan who gets a job as a timber guard in Limberlost, became a success. The book was made into a film in 1935 and 1960. During World War I Stratton-Porter moved to California. She wrote editorials for McCall's magazine and founded in 1922 Gene Stratton Porter film company to produce movies of her books. Stratton-Porter died on December 6, 1924, in Los Angeles, from injuries following a traffic accident when her limousine was hit by a trolley car. She was buried in Hollywood Cemetery in California. Her book, The Keeper of the Bees was posthumously published. The book was filmed in 1935. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Gene Stratton-Porter

A Girl of the Limberlost (1909) 2,682 eksemplarer
Freckles (1904) 1,984 eksemplarer
Laddie: A True Blue Story (1913) 759 eksemplarer
The Keeper of the Bees (1925) 623 eksemplarer
The Harvester (1911) 529 eksemplarer
Michael O'Halloran (1915) 352 eksemplarer
A Daughter of the Land (1918) 315 eksemplarer
At the Foot of the Rainbow (1907) 292 eksemplarer
Her Father's Daughter (1921) 241 eksemplarer
The Magic Garden (1926) 150 eksemplarer
The White Flag (1777) 102 eksemplarer
Moths of the Limberlost (1912) 58 eksemplarer
The Fire Bird (1922) 23 eksemplarer
A Girl of the Limberlost / Laddie (1909) 18 eksemplarer
Tales You Won't Believe (1925) 13 eksemplarer
Birds of the Bible (1909) 13 eksemplarer
Music of the Wild (1910) 13 eksemplarer
Strike at Shane's (1709) 10 eksemplarer
Morning Face (1899) 9 eksemplarer
What I have done with birds; (1907) 8 eksemplarer
After The Flood (1991) 5 eksemplarer
Let us highly resolve (1927) 5 eksemplarer
Bird Woman (1996) 4 eksemplarer
Works of Gene Stratton-Porter (2009) 4 eksemplarer
Jesus of the emerald (1923) 3 eksemplarer
Wings (1976) 3 eksemplarer
Friends in feathers (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Euphorbia. (1986) 2 eksemplarer
Pudonnut sulka 1 eksemplar
Kardinaalin laulu 1 eksemplar
I bigården 1 eksemplar
I kamp med livet 1 eksemplar
The Birds of the Bible (2016) 1 eksemplar
Lykkefjæren 1 eksemplar
Dear 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Bidragyder — 416 eksemplarer
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Bidragyder — 399 eksemplarer
A Girl of the Limberlost [1990 TV movie] (1924) — Original book — 49 eksemplarer
Freckles [Condensed] (1978) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver3 eksemplarer
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Juridisk navn
Stratton-Porter, Geneva
Andre navne
Stratton Porter, Geneva
Stratton, Geneva Grace (birth)
Porter, Geneva
Porter, Geneva Stratton
Gene Stratton Porter State Historic Site, Nobel County, Indiana, USA
Wabash County, Indiana, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Wabash County, Indiana, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Geneva, Indiana, USA
Stratton-Porter, Jeanette (daughter)
Kort biografi
In addition to writing works of natural history and her wildlife photography based largely on the Limberlost region of Indiana, Gene Stratton-Porter was a popular romantic novelist. Her books novels were translated into numerous languages, as well as Braille.




Deeply wounded by her embittered mother's lack of sympathy for her aspirations, Elnora finds comfort in the nearby Limberlost Swamp, whose beauty and rich abundance provide her with the means to better her life.
PlumfieldCH | 45 andre anmeldelser | May 9, 2024 |
David Langston lives a simple life harvesting medicinal herbs to sell in the city. He believes that he has all that he needs in life - that is, until he meets Ruth and everything changes.
PlumfieldCH | 7 andre anmeldelser | May 7, 2024 |
Kate Bates, as the youngest child, and female, in a large prosperous farm family, has been designated as her mother's helper in old age. Kate finds this unfair since all of the brothers have been given land and the older sisters sent to teacher training. With the help of a nephew and sister-in-law, she defies her parents, becomes a teacher, and leaves home. Her real ambition, however, is to own and cultivate a large farm. After rejecting the easy path to her dream, she suffers through a bad marriage but ultimately acquires her land and achieves happiness.… (mere)
PlumfieldCH | 3 andre anmeldelser | Apr 17, 2024 |
If you want a physical copy of this fine story (and not an independently published one), it is published by Indiana University Press.
Coffeehag | 45 andre anmeldelser | Mar 14, 2024 |



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