Main-Travelled Roads, 1891 (1962) Hamlin Garland Midwest Farmer Activist
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Main Travelled Roads Hamlin Garland American Writer Social Activist 1962

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Under the Lion's Paw, a chapter in Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland, American local colorist, activist and social critic (1860-1940), epitomizes the despair felt by midwestern farmers during the late 19th centurry.

A series of short stories or sketches, this book, published in 1891, is a classic of American literature, providing a poignant fictional account of a challenging time in Midwest United States history.

Contents include:

  • A Branch Road
  • Up the Coulee
  • Among the Corn Rows
  • The Return of a Private
  • The Creamery Man
  • A Day's Pleasure
  • Mrs. Ripley's Trip
  • Uncle Ethan Ripley
  • God's Ravens
  • A "Good Fellow's" Wife    

A paperback edition published in 1962, the book is in fair but firm condition. Shelf wear and slight tears on the binding, no marks, some yellowing of the 296 pages, with a Afterword by Mark Shorer.

The orange and blue cover illustrated in Americana style, depicts a farm couple riding through a field in their horse drawn buggy.

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