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The life of an ordinary woman

Author: Anne Ellis
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, [1980], ©1929.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1929, Anne Ellis's "story of her girlhood and young womanhood in the mining camps of Colorado is interesting from the first word to the last. It throws a vivid light on the boom towns of the West [of the 1880s and '90s]. This is no labored narrative, but a succession of lively anecdotes about vividly realized people ... Scattered throughout the book in one salty anecdote after another is the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
History
Autobiographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ellis, Anne, 1875-1938.
Life of an ordinary woman.
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, [1980] c1929
(OCoLC)648625210
Named Person: Anne Ellis; Anne Ellis
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Ellis
ISBN: 0803267045 9780803267046
OCLC Number: 5946376
Notes: "A Bison book."
Reprint of the ed. published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston.
Description: xxiii, 300 pages, [1] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Anne Ellis ; foreword by Elliott West ; introd by Lucy Fitch Perkins.

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First published in 1929, Anne Ellis's "story of her girlhood and young womanhood in the mining camps of Colorado is interesting from the first word to the last. It throws a vivid light on the boom towns of the West [of the 1880s and '90s]. This is no labored narrative, but a succession of lively anecdotes about vividly realized people ... Scattered throughout the book in one salty anecdote after another is the most veracious and beautiful portrait of the American pioneer woman I have read."--New York Herald Tribune Books.

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