Prairie Song and Western Story
1928. Hamlin Garland was born near La Crosse, Wisconsin and lived in the area for nine years before his family moved to South Dakota. As an adult he lived in major cities throughout the United States but visited his birthplace often. In 1922 he received a Pulitzer Prize for A Daughter of the Middle Border, and was also director of the American Academy of Arts and Letters for a number of years. The choice of material for Prairie Song and Western Story was made in cooperation with the author. The selections are drawn from the pages of his novels, short stories, and essays, in which he has portrayed the march of settlement in the Middle West. In this text are the romance and the grim reality of the lives of the pioneers who pushed our frontier westward beyond the last mountain barriers and on to the Pacific slope. The fortunes of the Garland and McClintock families parallel vividly the drama of our westward-moving Middle Border. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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