Story of a Country Town ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Edgar  Watson Howe

Story of a Country Town

Hungry Eye Books
Publication date: February 2017
ISBN: 9780993299933
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

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The Story of a Country Town is both a pioneering triumph of realistic fiction and a landmark in the development of American literature. Written at night after the writer had finished a hard day’s work as editor and publisher of small evening newspaper in Aitchison, Kansas, this novel represents a retreat from the nineteenth-century romantic image of rural life in the Midwest. Edgar Watson Howe’s portrait of a small American town, the fictional Twin Mounds, is an incriminating indictment of an environment that cripples the mind and corrodes the spirit. Within the novel tragedy and pathos, humour and tenderness, come and go like flashes of thunder. His view of village and farm is coloured by a sense of harsh pessimism and filled with a pervading sense of lost opportunities. The Story of a Country Town marks the moment the myth of small-town America gave way to the wasteland of broken dreams. It will be read, and its influence felt, long after frothy popular books about the West have passed in the tide which brought them to the surface.

E. W. Howe was an American novelist and newspaper and magazine editor, best known for his magazine, E.W. Howe’s Monthly.

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