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Gene Stratton-Porter (1863–1924)

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Geneva Grace Stratton was born on a farm in Wabash County, Indiana in 1863. Stratton attended public schools. At an early age she roamed the countryside and developed a lively interest in nature and wildlife. In 1874 the family moved to the city of Wabash. She stayed in school until she was almost visa mer twenty, but did not receive a high school diploma. After an accident Stratton met during her recovery Charles Darwin Porter, a pharmacist from Geneva. He was 13 years her senior, but they were married in 1886. After oil was discovered on some farmland Mr. Porter owned, the Porters built a large house on the edge of the Limberlost swamp, a natural preserve for wild plants, moths, and birds. Stratton-Porter began to photograph birds and animals of the Swamp. Her early photographs appeared in the magazines Recreation and Outing. In 1901 she published her first piece of fiction in Metropolitan magazine. Stratton-Porter made her debut with The Song of the Cardinal. The next story, Freckles, about an orphan who gets a job as a timber guard in Limberlost, became a success. The book was made into a film in 1935 and 1960. During World War I Stratton-Porter moved to California. She wrote editorials for McCall's magazine and founded in 1922 Gene Stratton Porter film company to produce movies of her books. Stratton-Porter died on December 6, 1924, in Los Angeles, from injuries following a traffic accident when her limousine was hit by a trolley car. She was buried in Hollywood Cemetery in California. Her book, The Keeper of the Bees was posthumously published. The book was filmed in 1935. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Gene Stratton-Porter

Flickan från Limberlostskogen (1909) 2,642 exemplar
Freckles (1904) 1,937 exemplar
Laddie: A True Blue Story (1913) 743 exemplar
I bigården (1925) 606 exemplar
Drömflickan (1911) 515 exemplar
Michael O'Halloran (1915) 350 exemplar
A Daughter of the Land (1918) 308 exemplar
Vid regnbågens fot (1907) 289 exemplar
Her Father's Daughter (1921) 236 exemplar
The Magic Garden (1926) 145 exemplar
The White Flag (1777) 99 exemplar
Moths of the Limberlost (1912) 56 exemplar
The Fire Bird (1922) 23 exemplar
Tales You Won't Believe (1925) 13 exemplar
Birds of the Bible (1909) 13 exemplar
Music of the Wild (1910) 12 exemplar
Strike at Shane's (1709) 10 exemplar
Morning Face (1899) 9 exemplar
What I have done with birds; (1907) 8 exemplar
After The Flood (1991) 5 exemplar
Let us highly resolve (1927) 5 exemplar
Bird Woman (1996) 4 exemplar
Jesus of the emerald (1923) 3 exemplar
Friends in feathers (2013) 2 exemplar
Euphorbia. (1986) 2 exemplar
Wings (1976) 2 exemplar
At the Foot of the Rainbow (2016) 1 exemplar
I kamp med livet 1 exemplar
FRECKLES 1 exemplar
Lykkefjæren 1 exemplar
Dear 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 413 exemplar
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 395 exemplar
A Girl of the Limberlost [1990 TV movie] (1924) — Original book — 49 exemplar
Freckles [Condensed] (1978) — Författare, vissa utgåvor3 exemplar
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Stratton-Porter, Geneva
Andra namn
Stratton Porter, Geneva
Stratton, Geneva Grace (birth)
Porter, Geneva
Porter, Geneva Stratton
Gene Stratton Porter State Historic Site, Nobel County, Indiana, USA
Wabash County, Indiana, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Wabash County, Indiana, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Geneva, Indiana, USA
Stratton-Porter, Jeanette (daughter)
Kort biografi
In addition to writing works of natural history and her wildlife photography based largely on the Limberlost region of Indiana, Gene Stratton-Porter was a popular romantic novelist. Her books novels were translated into numerous languages, as well as Braille.




Freckles was discovered on the doorstep of a Chicago orphanage, badly beaten and missing a hand. He yearns for the fulfillment of useful work, and at Indiana's Limberlost Swamp, his grit and determination win him the difficult, dangerous job of guarding a valuable stand of timber. Faithful and brave in his daily tasks, Freckles comes to appreciate the beauty and majesty of the natural world amid the wetlands' sights, sounds, and silences.

As nature works miracles in the boy's lonely, starved heart, Freckles meets a kind and gentle girl who collects specimens for a wildlife photographer. Despite his growing love for his Swamp Angel, Freckles feels himself far below her station -- until the opportunity arises for him to prove his true worth.… (mer)
PlumfieldCH | 33 andra recensioner | Dec 11, 2023 |
Ugh...had to DNF at page 25. This story is an excellent example of Vaguebooking long before Facebook was ever created. It reminds me of one of those long, irritating rants by that high school acquaintance from 20 years ago who still hasn't figured out life doesn't owe her anything. Puke. Gotta chuck it.
classyhomemaker | Dec 11, 2023 |
This was a surprisingly good read - we bought this book after a visit to the Limberlost some years back, and I hadn't expected it to much to my liking, being what we would now call a "young adult" novel over a century old. But the writing was good, the story compelling and the social background of rural Indiana in the early part of the last century was fascinating. A whole new perspective on the beginnings of the Progressive Era. Recommended.
dhaxton | 43 andra recensioner | Nov 24, 2023 |
Deeply wounded by her embittered mother's lack of sympathy for her aspirations, Elnora finds comfort in the nearby Limberlost Swamp, whose beauty and rich abundance provide her with the means to better her life.
PlumfieldCH | 43 andra recensioner | Sep 21, 2023 |



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