Miller, John E., 1945-
Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1998
|提及的人：||Laura Ingalls Wilder; Laura Ingalls Wilder|
|材料类型：||传记, 政府刊物, 州政府或者省政府刊物|
John E Miller
|奖励：||Willa Literary Award for nonfiction, 1999.|
|描述：||xii, 306 p. : facsim., ill., port. ; 25 cm.|
|内容：||Pioneer girl, 1867-1879 --
Schoolgirl and courting days, 1879-1885 --
The joys and sorrows of early married life, 1885-1894 --
In the land of the big red apple, 1894-1911 --
Building a writing career, 1911-1923 --
Turning to autobiography, 1923-1932 --
Becoming a celebrated author, 1932-1937 --
Completing the series, 1937-1943 --
Basking in the glow of her readers' affection, 1943-1957.
|丛书名：||Missouri biography series.|
|责任：||John E. Miller.|
Although generations of readers of the Little House books are familiar with Laura Ingalls Wilder's early life up through her first years of marriage to Almanzo Wilder, few know about her adult years. Going beyond previous studies, Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder focuses upon Wilder's years in Missouri from 1894 to 1957. Utilizing her unpublished autobiography, letters, newspaper stories, and other documentary evidence, John E. Miller fills the gaps in Wilder's autobiographical novels and describes her sixty-three years of living in Mansfield, Missouri. As a result, the process of personal development that culminated in Wilder's writing of the novels that secured her reputation as one of America's most popular children's authors becomes evident. In addition to describing Wilder's apprenticeship as a farm newspaper columnist and occasional magazine writer before she began the production of her novels, Miller discusses Wilder's activities on her family's Rocky Ridge farm and as a vital citizen in Mansfield, Missouri. Playing out her many roles as wife, mother, chicken farmer, churchgoer, bridge player, seamstress, farm loan officer, and political candidate, Wilder led an active life for ninety years.