Little House Long Shadow

Yet, as Anita Clair Fellman shows, there is even more to this magical series with its clear emotional appeal: a covert political message that made many readers comfortable with the resurgence of conservatism in the Reagan years and beyond.

Author: Anita Clair Fellman

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826266330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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Beyond their status as classic children’s stories, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books play a significant role in American culture that most people cannot begin to appreciate. Millions of children have sampled the books in school; played out the roles of Laura and Mary; or visited Wilder homesites with their parents, who may be fans themselves. Yet, as Anita Clair Fellman shows, there is even more to this magical series with its clear emotional appeal: a covert political message that made many readers comfortable with the resurgence of conservatism in the Reagan years and beyond. In Little House, Long Shadow, a leading Wilder scholar offers a fresh interpretation of the Little House books that examines how this beloved body of children’s literature found its way into many facets of our culture and consciousness—even influencing the responsiveness of Americans to particular political views. Because both Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, opposed the New Deal programs being implemented during the period in which they wrote, their books reflect their use of family history as an argument against the state’s protection of individuals from economic uncertainty. Their writing emphasized the isolation of the Ingalls family and the family’s resilience in the face of crises and consistently equated self-sufficiency with family acceptance, security, and warmth. Fellman argues that the popularity of these books—abetted by Lane’s overtly libertarian views—helped lay the groundwork for a negative response to big government and a positive view of political individualism, contributing to the acceptance of contemporary conservatism while perpetuating a mythic West. Beyond tracing the emergence of this influence in the relationship between Wilder and her daughter, Fellman explores the continuing presence of the books—and their message—in modern cultural institutions from classrooms to tourism, newspaper editorials to Internet message boards. Little House, Long Shadow shows how ostensibly apolitical artifacts of popular culture can help explain shifts in political assumptions. It is a pioneering look at the dissemination of books in our culture that expands the discussion of recent political transformations—and suggests that sources other than political rhetoric have contributed to Americans’ renewed appreciation of individualist ideals.

The Ghost in the Little House

'Holtz's book makes clear for the first time that (Lane) achieved something important and lasting in her writing with the Little House books.

Author: William Holtz

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826210159

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 425

View: 133

A biography of Rose Wilder Lane, ghostwriter of her mother's "Little House" books and a journalist.

The Little House

Exemplary of an 18th-century literary genre that combined fictional narrative with didactic observations on art and architecture, The Little House tells the tale of a seduction in a maison de plaisance outside of Paris.

Author: Jean-Francois de Bastide

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568980171

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 177

Exemplary of an 18th-century literary genre that combined fictional narrative with didactic observations on art and architecture, The Little House tells the tale of a seduction in a maison de plaisance outside of Paris. The house itself - its architecture, gardens, artwork, and furnishings - is the central element of a story in which an impressionable woman mistakes good taste for good intentions, with unforseen results. The Little House, long an underground classic among architectural historians and theorists, has never before been published in English. Anthony Vidler's insightful preface and Rodolphe el-Khoury's informative introduction, notes, and careful translation make the novella more accessible to the contemporary reader.

The Little House

Her journal captures the refined middle-class life of the time from her gentle perspective. At the end of the novel, however, a startling final chapter is added.

Author: Kyoko Nakajima

Publisher: Darf Publishers Ltd.

ISBN: 1850773173

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 216

The Little House is set in the early years of the Showa era (1926-89), when Japan's situation is becoming increasingly tense but has not yet fully immersed in a wartime footing. On the outskirts of Tokyo, near a station on a private train line, stands a modest European style house with a red, triangular shaped roof. There a woman named Taki has worked as a maidservant in the house and lived with its owners, the Hirai family. Now, near the end of her life, Taki is writing down in a notebook her nostalgic memories of the time spent living in the house. Her journal captures the refined middle-class life of the time from her gentle perspective. At the end of the novel, however, a startling final chapter is added. The chapter brings to light, after Taki's death, a fact not described in her notebook. This suddenly transforms the world that had been viewed through the lens of a nostalgic memoir, so that a dramatic, flesh-and-blood story takes shape. Nakajima manages to combine skillful dialogue with a dazzling ending. The result is a polished, masterful work fully deserving of the Naoki Prize.

The Little House

The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer.

Author: Virginia Lee Burton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547350554

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 44

View: 598

The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer.

Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder

The collection also draws on biographies of Wilder, letters to and from Wilder and her daughter, collaborator and editor Rose Wilder Lane, and other biographical materials.

Author: Miranda A. Green-Barteet

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496823095

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

View: 549

Contributions by Emily Anderson, Elif S. Armbruster, Jenna Brack, Christine Cooper-Rompato, Christiane E. Farnan, Melanie J. Fishbane, Vera R. Foley, Sonya Sawyer Fritz, Miranda A. Green-Barteet, Anna Thompson Hajdik, Keri Holt, Shosuke Kinugawa, Margaret Noodin, Anne K. Phillips, Dawn Sardella-Ayres, Katharine Slater, Lindsay Stephens, and Jericho Williams Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House and Beyond offers a sustained, critical examination of Wilder's writings, including her Little House series, her posthumously published and unrevised The First Four Years, her letters, her journalism, and her autobiography, Pioneer Girl. The collection also draws on biographies of Wilder, letters to and from Wilder and her daughter, collaborator and editor Rose Wilder Lane, and other biographical materials. Contributors analyze the current state of Wilder studies, delineating Wilder's place in a canon of increasingly diverse US women writers, and attending in particular to issues of gender, femininity, space and place, truth, and collaboration, among other issues. The collection argues that Wilder's work and her contributions to US children's literature, western literature, and the pioneer experience must be considered in context with problematic racialized representations of peoples of color, specifically Native Americans. While Wilder's fiction accurately represents the experiences of white settlers, it also privileges their experiences and validates, explicitly and implicitly, the erasure of Native American peoples and culture. The volume’s contributors engage critically with Wilder's writings, interrogating them, acknowledging their limitations, and enhancing ongoing conversations about them while placing them in context with other voices, works, and perspectives that can bring into focus larger truths about North American history. Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder examines Wilder's strengths and weaknesses as it discusses her writings with context, awareness, and nuance.


Little House on the Prairie

They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows.

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780064400022

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 630

The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Sometimes pioneer life is hard, but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in their new little house.


Little House in the Big Woods

And every night they are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep. And so begins Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family.

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780064400015

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 694

Laura Ingalls's story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard, since the family must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her folks celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night they are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep. And so begins Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.



Little House in the Big Woods Read Aloud Edition

And every night they are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep. And so begins Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family.

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060296476

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 146

Laura Ingalls's story begins in 1871 in a little log cabin on the edge of the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Four-year-old Laura lives in the little house with her Pa, her Ma, her sisters Mary and Carrie, and their trusty dog, Jack. Pioneer life is sometimes hard, since the family must grow or catch all their own food as they get ready for the cold winter. But it is also exciting as Laura and her folks celebrate Christmas with homemade toys and treats, do the spring planting, bring in the harvest, and make their first trip into town. And every night they are safe and warm in their little house, with the happy sound of Pa's fiddle sending Laura and her sisters off to sleep. And so begins Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of a pioneer girl and her family. The nine Little House books have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America's frontier past and a heartwarming, unforgettable story.

My little house party crafts book

Easy to follow directions for party handicrafts and food based on excerpts taken from the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780439060059

Category: Cooking

Page: 18

View: 777

Easy to follow directions for party handicrafts and food based on excerpts taken from the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Big House Little House Back House Barn

The shift in terminology probably also indicates that they perceived the smaller
house to be a common and not unusual unit of construction . The first type of half
- house was a small , single - room , single - story structure with a chimney in one
 ...

Author: Thomas C. Hubka

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584653721

Category: Architecture

Page: 225

View: 614

The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic architectural study of the connected farm buildings of New England.

Songs for a Little House

Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read.

Author: Christopher Morley

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 125

View: 958

"Songs for a Little House" by Christopher Morley. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Little House on the Prairie

"The year was 1878, the rush for land was on, and among the many who sought a new life in the new land were the Ingalls; Charles, his young wife; Caroline, and their three daughters; Mary, Laura and Carrie.

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: Everbind

ISBN: 9780784802120

Category:

Page:

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Laura and her family journey west by covered wagon, only to find they are in Indian territory and must move on. The finest firsthand picture of American pioneer life ever written for children. --San Francisco Chronicle

My Little House Sticker Book

Includes two fully laminated spreads showing the Little House in the Big Woods, another laminated spread showing the yard outside, thirty reusable stickers of the Little House characters, and a brief story about Laura and Mary.

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: Harper Festival

ISBN: 9780694007493

Category:

Page: 6

View: 200

Includes two fully laminated spreads showing the Little House in the Big Woods, another laminated spread showing the yard outside, thirty reusable stickers of the Little House characters, and a brief story about Laura and Mary.

Little House on the Prairie Full Color

For anyone who has ever read and loved Little House on the Prairie, and for those who have yet to discover Laura's world, this is a volume to cherish.

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061958271

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 762

When Laura Ingalls and her family set out for Kansas, they travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the perfect place to call home. Pioneer life is sometimes hard, but Laura and her family are busy and happy building their new little house. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder's timeless classic, this gorgeous new hardcover edition features Garth Williams's charming illustrations in vibrant full color. For anyone who has ever read and loved Little House on the Prairie, and for those who have yet to discover Laura's world, this is a volume to cherish.

Inside Laura s Little House

Chapters explore various topics from Little House on the Prairie, providing historical and biographical information, recipes, creative activities, and related songs.

Author: Carolyn Strom Collins

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780060290153

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 483

Chapters explore various topics from Little House on the Prairie, providing historical and biographical information, recipes, creative activities, and related songs.