The Resource The land breakers, John Ehle ; introduction by Linda Spalding

The land breakers, John Ehle ; introduction by Linda Spalding

Label
The land breakers
Title
The land breakers
Statement of responsibility
John Ehle ; introduction by Linda Spalding
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"First published fifty years ago in 1964 to great acclaim, The Land Breakers is John Ehle's best-known work of historical fiction, chronicling the hard-won settlement of southern Appalachia. A cinematic saga spanning the Revolutionary War years of 1779 to 1784, The Land Breakers recounts in spare, unflinching prose the challenges, setbacks, and small triumphs of the defiant men and women who were drawn to the wilderness of provincial North Carolina. Eager for opportunity in a land where the easy country had been claimed, Ehle's unforgettable characters stake their lives on the settlement of the unnamed high mountain territory. Strong and silent Mooney Wright is the first to make his way into the forbidding mountains. Others steadily follow: the cruel patriarch Tinkler Harrison, his daughter Lorry, the free-spirited Mina Plover. The Land Breakers is a paean to man's capacity for work, and Ehle imbues the hardworking men and women of his book--the land breakers of this young country--with nobility"--
Member of
Award
Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, 1964.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
066446
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehle, John
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Wright Family saga (John Ehle)
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Appalachian Region, Southern
  • North Carolina
Label
The land breakers, John Ehle ; introduction by Linda Spalding
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 342 pages
Isbn
9781590177631
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781590177631
Label
The land breakers, John Ehle ; introduction by Linda Spalding
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 342 pages
Isbn
9781590177631
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781590177631

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