Gene Stratton Porter- Novelist and naturalist -
Gene Stratton Porter- Novelist and naturalist
Gene Stratton Porter: Novelist and Naturalist
By Judith Reick Long

When Gene Stratton-Porter died in 1924, she was one of America's most popular novelists and the best-known Indiana author. In Gene Stratton Porter: Novelist and Naturalist, the first complete account of Stratton-Porter's life, Judith Reick Long reveals the author of sentimental and simple nature tales as a much more complex individual than she has heretofore been considered. Long balances Stratton-Porter's love of family against her desire to be apart and her ability to embroider a story against her innate honesty. Gene Stratton-Porter emerges as a sympathetic character whose independence often led to rebelliousness.

Hardcover, 286 pages. Indiana Historical Society, 1990. ISBN 0871950529.

About the author
Judith Reick Long's interest in Gene Stratton-Porter spanned the last thirty-five years of the biographer's life. An antiquarian book dealer specializing in the history and literature of the Ohio Valley, she recognized the need for a new biography of Stratton-Porter. Long died before publishing her manuscript.

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