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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Contents

Mrs Wiggss Philosophy
3
Ways and Means
16
The Christmas Lady
31
The Annexation of Cuby
45
A Reminiscence
54
A Theater Party
67
Mr Bob
84
Mrs Wiggs at Home
98
How Spring Came to the Cabbage Patch
113
Australias Mishap
129
The Benefit Dance
140
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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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