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The Land of Little Rain

The Land of Little Rain( )
Author: Austin, Mary H.
Austin, Mary
Introduction by: Williams, Terry Tempest
Series title:Classic, Nature, Penguin Ser.
Publication Date:Feb 1997
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Penguin Classics
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.00
Book Description:

"Between the high Sierras south from Yosemite--east and south over a very great assemblage of broken ranges beyond Death Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert" is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain. In this classic collection of meditations on the wonders of this region, Austin generously shares "such news of the land, of its trails and what is astir in them, as one lover of it can give to another." Her vivid writings capture the landscape--from...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Travel / United States / West / Pacific (Ak, Ca, Hi, Or, Wa)
Nature / Regional
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.1 x 7.8 x 0.4 Inches
Book Weight:0.25 Pounds
Author Biography
Austin, Mary H. (Author)
Mary Austin was born in Carlinville, Ilinois in 1868. She graduated from from Blackborn College and moved to the San Joaquin Valley of southern California in 1888.

In The Land of Little (1903) and Lost Borders (1909), Austin wrote about the land and people she loved and keenly observed. Her novel Outland (1910) is probably an account of her unhappy marriage. Throughout her life, she devoted herself to environmental issues and championed the Native American and Hispanic traditions of the Southwest. The semiautobiographical work A Woman of Genius (1912) focuses on the conflicts facing creative women. In Earth Horizon (1932) she encourages women to hunt for a remedy for their limitations. The work reveals her as a woman who sought an independent philosophy in the spirit of her New England forebears.

Austin died in 1934.


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