A Son of the Middle Border

By Hamlin Garland
Read by Grover Gardner

13.68 Hours 10/15/2005 unabridged
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A Son of the Middle Border is an epic story of the quest for new frontiers during the last half of the nineteenth century, and of the gradual, heartbreaking failure of America’s pioneer ideal. Drawing on the history of his own family, Pulitzer Prize winner Hamlin Garland chronicles the experiences of a generation. A Son of the Middle Border, Garland’s bittersweet narrative of growing up on Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota farms, captures in vivid, moving detail the stories of the thousands of courageous and optimistic Americans who sought new and prosperous lives on the midwestern frontier and discovered not only the grandeur of the plains but also the immense toll nature demands from those who try to tame the land.

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Summary

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A Son of the Middle Border is an epic story of the quest for new frontiers during the last half of the nineteenth century, and of the gradual, heartbreaking failure of America’s pioneer ideal.

Drawing on the history of his own family, Pulitzer Prize winner Hamlin Garland chronicles the experiences of a generation. A Son of the Middle Border, Garland’s bittersweet narrative of growing up on Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota farms, captures in vivid, moving detail the stories of the thousands of courageous and optimistic Americans who sought new and prosperous lives on the midwestern frontier and discovered not only the grandeur of the plains but also the immense toll nature demands from those who try to tame the land.

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Editorial Reviews

“In all the region of autobiography…I do not know quite the like of Mr. Garland’s story of his life, and I should rank it with the very greatest of that kind of literature.” New York Times Review of Books

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Author Bio: Hamlin Garland

Hamlin Garland (1860-1940) was an American writer born in West Salem, Wisconsin. In short stories, verse, and novels, he vividly described the farm life of the Midwest. A Daughter of the Middle Border, the sequel to his autobiographical A Son of the Middle Border, won the Pulitzer Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 13.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English