Son of the Middle Border cover

Son of the Middle Border

Hamlin Garland (1860-1940)

1. 01 - Home from the War
2. 02 - The McClintocks
3. 03 - The Home in the Coulee
4. 04 - Father Sells the Farm
5. 05 - The Last Threshing in the Coulee
6. 06 - David and His Violin
7. 07 - Winneshiek 'Woods and Prairie Lands'
8. 08 - We Move Again
9. 09 - Our First Winter on the Prairie
10. 10 - The Homestead on the Knoll
11. 11 - School Life
12. 12 - Chores and Almanacs
13. 13 - Boy Life on the Prairie
14. 14 - Wheat and the Harvest
15. 15 - Harriet Goes Away
16. 16 - We Move to Town
17. 17 - A Taste of Village Life
18. 18 - Back to the Farm
19. 19 - End of School Days
20. 20 - The Land of the Dakotas
21. 21 - The Grasshopper and the Ant
22. 22 - We Discover New England
23. 23 - Coasting Down Mt Washington
24. 24 - Tramping, NY, Washington & Chicago
25. 25 - The Land of the Straddle-Bug
26. 26 - On to Boston
27. 27 - Enter a Friend
28. 28 - A Visit to the West
29. 29 - I Join the Anti-Poverty Brigade
30. 30 - My Mother is Stricken
31. 31 - Main Travelled Roads
32. 32 - The Spirit of Revolt
33. 33 - The End of the Sunset Trail
34. 34 - We Go to California
35. 35 - The Homestead in the Valley

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In all the region of autobiography, so far as I know it, 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 in literature. . . . It is the poet who sees the vast scale of human struggle with nature or the things she will withhold unless they are forced from her by man's tireless toil and mighty mechanism, and in the vision he knows a battle-joy as distinctive of this Son of the Middle Border as his fidelity to the sordid and squalid details of the campaign, or his exultation of the beauty of the West which he has so passionately hated and finally so passionately loves. As you read the story of his life you realize it the memorial of a generation, of a whole order of American experience; as you review it you perceive it an epic of such mood and make as has not been imagined before.(Introduction by William Dean Howells, New York Times review, August 26, 1917)