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Rural Hours is more than just a private journal opened for public scrutiny in 1850; its intrinsic value is twofold. First, it provides a well-developed picture of mid-nineteenth century life in a small rural upstate New York community which, only half a century earlier, had been on the outer edge of the American frontier.

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ISBN-13: 9780815603177
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 08/15/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 337
Sales rank: 1,199,694
Product dimensions: 4.75(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Rochelle Johnson is a professor of English and environmental studies at the College of Idaho. She is a past president of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). She is the coeditor, with Daniel Patterson, of two volumes of Susan Fenimore Cooper's writings—Rural Hours and Essays on Nature and Landscape—as well as a collection of scholarly essays, Susan Fenimore Cooper: New Essays on Rural Hours and Other Works (all published by Georgia).

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"An engaging, astutely, sensitively, and eloquently written work by the first really significant American woman nature writer."

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of those books that are full of typos. Spend the $2 and get the other version!