The Keeper of the Bees

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Indiana University Press, 1925 - Fiction - 515 pages
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Set in the author's adopted home of California in the 1920s, this is Gene Stratton-Porter's last novel, a story filled with wisdom, a love of nature, and her own abiding optimism. In it a Master Bee Keeper, his bees, and the natural beauty of California restore a wounded World War I veteran to health.

 

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After the Great War, a soldier with a wound that will not heal sets out from a sanatorium with the clothes on his back. At the end of his strength, he arrives at the house of the Bee Master, and is ... Read full review

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Jamie is one of Gene Stratton-Porter's best heroes. He grows as a character through adversity and trouble into a wonderful character. I love this book and I try to read it yearly. The "class on the beach" and the attitudes towards immigrants dates the book a little, but if you can get past that, it is a truly wonderful cast of characters. I especially like the skillful way GS hides the Scout's gender. It shows the depth and beauty of a well-written character when you don't have to know that in order to love that character. 

Contents

His OWN MAN i
1
THE GREAT ADVENTURE
11
THE BEE MASTER
24
CONTENTS
30
IN THE GARDEN OF THE BEES
56
THE LITTLE SCOUT
68
Gooo MASTER WHAT SHALL I
94
THE STORM WOMAN
116
THE KEEPER OF THE BEES
272
THE HOMEMADE MIRACLE
307
REAPING THE WHIRLWIND
331
THE PARTNERSHIP BABY
353
THE INTERLOPER
372
THE LITTLE SCOUT ON THE WAR PATH
401
THE PROVINCE OF A FRIEND
428
THE SCOUT MUTINY
446

A NEW KIND OF WEDDING
130
VlTAMINES AND SCOUTS
158
CHAPTER PAGE X BECAUSE OF GOD
186
THE AROMA OF A SPIRIT AND A FLOWER
213
SEEING THROUGH VEILED PLACES
236
THEN COMES A VISION
466
THE MAGNIFICENT LIE
480
STILL ADVENTURING
487
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