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A Daughter of the Middle Border

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Author: Hamlin Garland
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 129,627 / 366 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.6
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,659
Added to site: 2007.08.16 17946
Genre: Biography

A continuation of that intimate social history of Midland American which Garland started in "A Son of the Middle Border." The cosmopolitan life of the author, his home in West Salem, his literary experiences in Chicago, Washington, and London, his love-story, all make up an autobiographic record with the zest and flavor of a novel. Won the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.

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ew and transitory as cloud shadows, our hopes had the wings of eagles.

As Chicago possessed few clubs of any kind and had no common place of meeting for those who cultivated the fine arts, Taft's studio became, naturally, our center of esthetic exchange. Painting and sculpture were not greatly encouraged anywhere in the West, but Lorado and his brave colleagues, hardy frontiersmen of art, laughed in the face of all discouragement.

A group of us often lunched in what Taft called "the Beanery"--a noisy, sloppy little restaurant on Van Buren Street, where our lofty discussions of Grecian sculpture were punctuated by the crash of waiter-proof crockery, or smothered with the howl of slid chairs. However, no one greatly minded these barbarities. They were all a part of the game. If any of us felt particularly flush we dined, at sixty cents each, in the basement of a big department store a few doors further west; and when now and then some good "lay brother" like Melville Stone, or Franklin Head, invit



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