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Gene Stratton-Porter

(1863—1924)


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(1863–1924),

Indiana author of books for girls, including sentimental novels and nature studies illustrated by her own drawings. Her most popular are Freckles (1904), about an Indiana waif who believes himself to be an orphan but is eventually reclaimed by his wealthy father; A Girl of the Limberlost (1909), the story of the companion of Freckles, Eleanora, who hunts the swamps for moths, which she sells to get money for an education; and The Harvester (1911), about a naturalist who resembles Thoreau. The author was known in private life as Mrs. Porter but signed her books by hyphenating her maiden and married names.

Subjects: Literature.


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