The Hoosier School-Master

Paperback | January 22, 1984

byEdward EgglestonIllustratorFrank BeardPhotographed byB Edward Dbernard Mcclellan

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This cherished classic of rural American life was a popular success when it first appeared in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. By the early twentieth century, it was nationally acclaimed by critics for its realistic portrayal of a vanishing phase of American life. Today it is considered a milestone in American literature, a monument to regional writing. Edward Eggleston's account of the adventures of a young schoolmaster in a nineteenth-century school system presents a vivid and readable chapter in the history of America and American education.

First and foremost, however, The Hoosier School-Master is a charming yet realistic novel in the manner of Tom Sawyer. Set in Flat Creek, Indiana, in the 1850s, the story relates the encounters of the new schoolteacher, Ralph Hartsook, with such lovable characters as Bud, Hannah, and Shocky. This marvelous tale contains all the elements of a good, old-fashioned melodrama-the bully, star-crossed lovers, the poorhouse, and the one-room schoolhouse. Written with Hoosier humor and candor, Eggleston's delightful portraits of heroes and villains are a bit sentimental, but they are also perceptive-full of life and truth.

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This cherished classic of rural American life was a popular success when it first appeared in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. By the early twentieth century, it was nationally acclaimed by critics for its realistic portrayal of a vanishing phase of American life. Today it is considered a milestone in American literature, a ...

Edward Eggleston was born on December 10, 1837, in Indiana. He died on September 3, 1902 and was an American Historian and novelist. Eggleston wrote the "Hoosier" series of books: The Hoosier Schoolmaster, The Hoosier Schoolboy, The End of the World, and The Faith Doctor to name a few. he also wrote historical books including: A Histor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.27 × 5.55 × 0.68 inPublished:January 22, 1984Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253203244

ISBN - 13:9780253203243

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