A Lantern in Her Hand

Title

A Lantern in Her Hand

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[A Lantern in Her Hand] is the classic story of a pioneer woman. Bess Streeter Aldrich knew what she was writing about. Her protagonist, a strong-minded pioneer woman named Abbie Deal, was modeled on her own mother, who in 1854 had traveled by covered wagon to the Midwest. In A Lantern in Her Hand, Abbie accompanies her family to the soon-to-be state of Nebraska. There, in 1865, she marries and settles into a sod house of her own. The novel describes Abbie's years of child-raising, of making a frontier home able to withstand every adversity. A disciplined writer knowledgeable about true stories of pioneer days in Nebraska, Bess Streeter Aldrich conveys the strength of everyday things, the surprise of familiar faces, and the look of the unspoiled landscape during different seasons. Refusing to be broken by hard experience, Abbie sets a joyful example for her family - and for her readers. -- Amazon.com

Keywords

Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- Fiction; Women pioneers -- Nebraska -- Fiction; Families -- Nebraska -- Fiction; Historical fiction, American; Domestic fiction; Historical fiction;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780884112600

Publication Date

1928

Publisher

D. Appleton and Company

City

New York, NY

Object Description

306 p. ; 20 cm

Language

en

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