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Set in the author's adopted home of California in the 1920s, this is Gene Stratton-Porter's last novel, a story filled with wisdom, a love of nature, ...Show synopsisSet in the author's adopted home of California in the 1920s, this is Gene Stratton-Porter's last novel, a story filled with wisdom, a love of nature, and her own abiding optimism. In it a Master Bee Keeper, his bees, and the natural beauty of California restore a wounded World War I veteran to health.Hide synopsis
Description:FRONTISPIECE AND DECORATIONS BY LEE THAYER AND GORDON GRANT....FRONTISPIECE AND DECORATIONS BY LEE THAYER AND GORDON GRANT. Fair. RED BLUE HARDCOVER WITH DECORATIVE FRONT-DARK BLUE LETTERING, HINGE PROBLEMS, SOME BROWNING OF PAGES, ALL PAGES ARE IN BOOK, SOME WEAR AND FADING TO COVER-515 PAGES.
Description:Illustrated by Gordon Grant. Good with no dust jacket. 515...Illustrated by Gordon Grant. Good with no dust jacket. 515 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Full blue cloth decorated with pale pink and blue floral designs, monochrome illustrated endpapers, 4 full-color glossy plates. Includes brief bio and bibliography of author.; Illustrations by Gordon Grant. Decorations by Lee Thayer. Same date, but f*rst edition is not stated, thus this is a very early reprint.; A most unusual romance, set in California, with former World War 1 soldiers, Boy Scouts, manly men, manlier women, and of course, plenty of beekeeping.; Cloth on spine is flaked and faded but all readable. Pages are yellowed from age, as usual. Front free endpaper missing. One leaf has small closed tear to lower margin, not affecting text. Binding tight.
Description:Grant, Gordon. Fair. No dust jacket. Hinge loose, shelf wear,...Grant, Gordon. Fair. No dust jacket. Hinge loose, shelf wear, back pages protrude. 515 p. illus. 20 cm. Includes Illustrations. "Gene Stratton-Porter: her life & her books": p.507-515
Description:Gordon Grant. Fair. No Dj. Doubleday, Page First Edition /...Gordon Grant. Fair. No Dj. Doubleday, Page First Edition / First printing. Hardcover, Fair cloth covered boards with significant edge wear and fading. Front hinge is going. All pages present and attached to backing. No DJ. Pictorial endpapers and decorations by Lee Thayer. Illustrations by Grant.
I ,first, read this book when I was about 12 years old and I have NEVER tired of it. I reread it about every 10 years and I see new things each time. I feel it is one of Ms. Porter's best written books.
This book is a post WWII story of an injured vet whose wounds had become septic and would not heal. The doctors, having given up on being able to help him, chose to send him to a hospital where the entire patient population was infected with tuberculosis. The rational of the doctors was that even ...
Read this if you love good books. Read this if you love to garden. Read this if you love the California coast. Read this to your teeanagers. Buy two, one to keep and one to loan to your friends who love to read. This one will hook you on Gene Stratton Porter.
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