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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket
Wear to extremities and along edges of decorative cloth covered boards, light fraying head & tail of spine. This book is undated, could be a later printing. ; Color frontispiece by Frances Rogers, tissue guard partially separated. Appears to have been published using the same plates as the Doubleday Page edition with the same illustration on front plate and same interior illustrations on end papers and prelims. Hinges intact; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 475 pages; A Daughter of the Land (1918) by Gene Stratton Porter is, above all, a love song of a woman and the land from which she sprung.Kate Bates, tireless and hardworking, strapping and robust, stubborn and headstrong, is a sterling example of the American work ethic, the youngest daughter of a tight-fisted land baron -- Adam Bates, the Land King of Bates Corners, Hartley, Indiana -- and the sibling of a whole brood of Bates sons and daughters. The family has an intense relationship with the many acres of land they possess. Kate is the only one who rebels against her father, running away to make a difficult life for herself on her own terms -- and to escape the one man she cannot have and who has touched her heart.Her world is filled with "man's work," with tough loves and passionate hates, with seasons of cultivating land other than her own, despair, disappointment, and fulfillment in the eleventh hour. All throughout, Kate makes the best of things and "takes the wings of morning" until she can truly fly.And always, the land, in its glory, beckons.