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Author Stewart, Elinore Pruitt, 1876-1933.

Title The adventures of the woman homesteader : the life and letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart / [edited by] Susanne K. George
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1992]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 218 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Women in the West series
Women in the West.
Contents Childhood to homesteading (1876-1916) -- Settling in (1917-1925) -- More adventures (1925-1930) -- The last years (1930-1933) -- Afterword: the literary flowering of Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Summary "Generations of readers have delighted in Elinore Pruitt Stewart's Letters of a Woman Homesteader (1914) and Letters on an Elk Hunt (1915), which must rank among the most engaging accounts of life in the American West. Stewart related her adventures on an isolated Wyoming homestead with such vividness, gusto, and sympathy that she has become the woman homesteader. Until now however, little has been known about her except what she chose to reveal in her published letters." "Old friends and new acquaintances alike will welcome this book combining Stewart's previously unpublished or uncollected letters with Susanne K. George's extensive research. Here is as full and candid a portrait as we are ever likely to have of The Woman Homesteader: the illness, disappointments, and grinding hard work that lay behind her genial public persona; the family, neighbors, and correspondents who peopled her letter-stories and shared her life. Susanne K. George has discovered in Elinore Pruitt Stewart a story fully as rewarding as any told by The Woman Homesteader herself. In an afterword George considers Stewart's use of fictional devices and growth as a writer as well as her place in American letters."--Jacket
Analysis Social life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-214) and index
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Subject Stewart, Elinore Pruitt, 1876-1933 -- Correspondence.
Pioneers -- Wyoming -- Correspondence.
Women pioneers -- Wyoming -- Correspondence.
Wyoming -- Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author George-Bloomfield, Susanne, 1947-
ISBN 0585268908 (electronic bk.)
9780585268903 (electronic bk.)
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