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Earl Hamner : from Walton's Mountain to tomorrow : a biography

Author: James E Person, Jr.
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Cumberland House Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Earl Hamner is one of America's best-loved storytellers but he has never been the subject of a full-length study. A pervasive theme runs throughout Hamner's works and that is of a man forever taking a backward glance at his roots for direction in the way of what makes life worthwhile. His vision of what makes for a whole life permeates all of his work. It is present in the novel "Spencer Mountain" upon which "The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Earl Hamner, Jr.; Earl Hamner; Earl Hamner, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James E Person, Jr.
ISBN: 1581824556 9781581824551 9781620454091 1620454092
OCLC Number: 59879608
Description: xxv, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The story of an Appalachian family: Spencer's Mountain --
To endure and prevail: The homecoming and The Waltons --
The inconsolable wound: fifty roads to town and Hamner's other novels --
Noteworthy teleplays: The twilight zone, It's a man's world, Appalachian autumn, and The gift of love --
Books and films for the young at heart: Charlotte's web, Where the lilies bloom, Lassie: a Christmas story, and Heidi --
Guiding hand: Falcon Crest, Brewster Place, Snowy river, and The ponder heart --
The significance of Earl Hamner's work --
Reflections on Hamner's accomplishments.
Responsibility: James E. Person Jr.
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Earl Hamner is one of America's best-loved storytellers but he has never been the subject of a full-length study. A pervasive theme runs throughout Hamner's works and that is of a man forever taking a backward glance at his roots for direction in the way of what makes life worthwhile. His vision of what makes for a whole life permeates all of his work. It is present in the novel "Spencer Mountain" upon which "The Waltons" is loosely based and in his screenplays, such as the work he is most proud of "Charlotte's Web". It is even present in such unlikely places as the eight scripts he contributed to the classic television series "The Twilight Zone" and in the tales of cold-blooded betrayal and boundless ambition depicted on "Falcon Crest". The readers of this book will discover a delightful individual who has enjoyed a long, accomplished career as a storyteller, labouring for a worthy goal.

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