Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch

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University Press of Kentucky, Feb 20, 2004 - Fiction - 154 pages
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" A national bestseller when first published in 1901, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch endures today as one of the most memorable literary creations by a Kentucky author. This immensely popular novel spawned several movies (with such stars as W.C. Fields and Shirley Temple), countless stage productions, radio shows, and even dolls. Alice Hegan Rice spins the memorable tale of a family struggling against all odds in the Cabbage Patch, an old Louisville slum "where ramshackle cottages played hop-scotch over the railroad tracks." This hopeful story follows the Wiggs as they face eviction from their dilapidated house and take in two orphanage fugitives. Out of print for many years, this charming, funny chronicle of hope triumphing over despair is finally available to a new generation of readers.


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User Review  - learn2laugh - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book, probably more from imagining my grandmother, Mamaw Wiggy (Mrs Wiggs), in similar circumstances. It was fun and interesting and worth the attention. Read full review

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User Review  - mamalaoshi - LibraryThing

The story of the Wiggs family was fun and enjoyable, but I have given it three stars because of the silly side love story that didn't have any thing to do with the main story and was an annoying distraction. Read full review

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Mrs Wiggss Philosophy
Ways and Means
The Christmas Lady
The Annexation of Cuby
A Reminiscence
A Theater Party
Mr Bob
Mrs Wiggs at Home
How Spring Came to the Cabbage Patch
Australias Mishap
The Benefit Dance

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Alice Hegan Rice (1870--1942) was the author of twenty books, including the autobiography The Inky Way. She lived in Louisville, Kentucky.

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