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The Resource Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder : the woman behind the legend, John E. Miller

Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder : the woman behind the legend, John E. Miller

Label
Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder : the woman behind the legend
Title
Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder
Title remainder
the woman behind the legend
Statement of responsibility
John E. Miller
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Although generations of readers of the Little House books are familiar with Laura Ingalls Wilder's early life up through her first years of marriage to Almanzo Wilder, few know about her adult years. Going beyond previous studies, Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder focuses upon Wilder's years in Missouri from 1894 to 1957. Utilizing her unpublished autobiography, letters, newspaper stories, and other documentary evidence, John E. Miller fills the gaps in Wilder's autobiographical novels and describes her sixty-three years of living in Mansfield, Missouri. As a result, the process of personal development that culminated in Wilder's writing of the novels that secured her reputation as one of America's most popular children's authors becomes evident. In addition to describing Wilder's apprenticeship as a farm newspaper columnist and occasional magazine writer before she began the production of her novels, Miller discusses Wilder's activities on her family's Rocky Ridge farm and as a vital citizen in Mansfield, Missouri. Playing out her many roles as wife, mother, chicken farmer, churchgoer, bridge player, seamstress, farm loan officer, and political candidate, Wilder led an active life for ninety years
  • "Although generations of readers of the Little House books are familiar with Laura Ingalls Wilder's early life up through her first years of marriage to Almanzo Wilder, few know about her adult years. Going beyond previous studies, Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder focuses upon Wilder's years in Missouri from 1894 to 1957. Utilizing her unpublished autobiography, letters, newspaper stories, and other documentary evidence, John E. Miller fills the gaps in Wilder's autobiographical novels and describes her sixty-three years of living in Mansfield, Missouri. As a result, the process of personal development that culminated in Wilder's writing of the novels that secured her reputation as one of America's most popular children's authors becomes evident. In addition to describing Wilder's apprenticeship as a farm newspaper columnist and occasional magazine writer before she began the production of her novels, Miller discusses Wilder's activities on her family's Rocky Ridge farm and as a vital citizen in Mansfield, Missouri. Playing out her many roles as wife, mother, chicken farmer, churchgoer, bridge player, seamstress, farm loan officer, and political candidate, Wilder led an active life for ninety years."--Publishers website
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, John E.
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.I342
LC item number
Z769 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri biography series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Authors, American
  • Women pioneers
  • Women authors, American
  • Wilder, Laura Ingalls
  • Missouri
Label
Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder : the woman behind the legend, John E. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pioneer girl, 1867-1879 -- Schoolgirl and courting days, 1879-1885 -- The joys and sorrows of early married life, 1885-1894 -- In the land of the big red apple, 1894-1911 -- Building a writing career, 1911-1923 -- Turning to autobiography, 1923-1932 -- Becoming a celebrated author, 1932-1937 -- Completing the series, 1937-1943 -- Basking in the glow of her readers' affection, 1943-1957
Control code
38150178
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780826211675
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97051348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder : the woman behind the legend, John E. Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pioneer girl, 1867-1879 -- Schoolgirl and courting days, 1879-1885 -- The joys and sorrows of early married life, 1885-1894 -- In the land of the big red apple, 1894-1911 -- Building a writing career, 1911-1923 -- Turning to autobiography, 1923-1932 -- Becoming a celebrated author, 1932-1937 -- Completing the series, 1937-1943 -- Basking in the glow of her readers' affection, 1943-1957
Control code
38150178
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780826211675
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97051348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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