The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America's most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder--a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life and work.

The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a vibrant, deeply personal portrait of this revered American author, illuminating her thoughts, travels, philosophies, writing career, and dealings with family, friends, and fans as never before.

This is a fresh look at the adult life of the author in her own words. Gathered from museums and archives and personal collections, the letters span over sixty years of Wilder's life, from 1894-1956 and shed new light on Wilder's day-to-day life. Here we see her as a businesswoman and author--including her beloved Little House books, her legendary editor, Ursula Nordstrom, and her readers--as a wife, and as a friend. In her letters, Wilder shares her philosophies, political opinions, and reminiscences of life as a frontier child. Also included are letters to her daughter, writer Rose Wilder Lane, who filled a silent role as editor and collaborator while the famous Little House books were being written.

Wilder biographer William Anderson collected and researched references throughout these letters and the result is an invaluable historical collection, tracing Wilder's life through the final days of covered wagon travel, her life as a farm woman, a country journalist, Depression-era author, and years of fame as the writer of the Little House books. This collection is a sequel to her beloved books, and a snapshot into twentieth-century living.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062419682
0062419684
Branch Call Number: 813.52 WILDER
Characteristics: xxvii, 395 pages, 8 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Anderson, William 1952-- Editor

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Nov 20, 2016

Since I've read just about everything about and by LIW, thought I knew it all, but this book shed more light and gave new insights. Fascinating book and life of a true American pioneer. She was much more than the Laura in the book, for sure!

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gina61
Jun 13, 2016

Book would be made even better if the letters of Rose Wilder Lane had been included!

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