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Prairie fires : the American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Author: Caroline Fraser
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie books. Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls--the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biografie
Biography
Named Person: Laura Ingalls Wilder; Rose Wilder Lane; Laura Ingalls Wilder; Rose Wilder Lane; Laura Ingalls Wilder; Laura Ingalls Wilder
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Fraser
ISBN: 9781627792769 1627792767
OCLC Number: 1013740410
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 625 Seiten
Contents: Part I: The pioneer God hates a coward Don't leave the farm, boys Part II: The exile As a farm woman thinks Part III: The dream We are all here There is gold in the farm
Responsibility: Caroline Fraser.

Abstract:

The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie books. Millions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls--the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains, and the woman who wrote the famous autobiographical books. But the true saga of her life has never been fully told. Now, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records, Caroline Fraser--the editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series--masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder's biography. Revealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ghostwriting that have swirled around the books.

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"An absorbing new biography [that] deserves recognition as an essential text.... For anyone who has drifted into thinking of Wilder's 'Little House' books as relics of a distant and irrelevant past, Read more...

 
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