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Stratton-Porter, Gene. Because Gene Stratton-Porter cares for the truth that is in her, she is the most widely read and most widely loved author in America today, with the probable exception of Harold Bell Wright. She is absolutely sincere in all her work, she is in dead earnest, she does not care primarily for money, but for certain ideas and ideals. Let no one underestimate the tremendous power that is hers because of these things, let no one underestimate her hold upon millions of readers; let none undervalue the influence she has exerted and continues to exert, an influence always for good, for clean living, for manly men, for womanly women, for love of nature, for sane and reasonable human hopes and aspirations, for honest affection, for wholesome laughter, for a healthy emotionalism as the basis and justification of humble and invaluable lives.

If Mrs. Porter has egoism it is the sort of egoism that the world needs. It is nothing more or less than a firm and sustaining belief in one’s self, in the worth of one’s work, and is bred of a passionate conviction that you must always give the best of yourself without stint. Is it egoistical to believe that? Is it self-centeredness to be proud of that? Is it wrong, having set the world the best example of which you are capable, to call it to the world’s attention? You will not get the present reporter to say so! You will get from him nothing but an expression of his own conviction that while literature, aesthetically viewed, may not have been enriched by Mrs. Porter’s writings, thousands, yes, tens of thousands of men and women have been made happier and better by her stories. And that just about sweeps any other possible accomplishment into limbo! The secret of Mrs. Porter’s success is sincerity, complete sincerity; doing one’s best work and doing it to the top of one’s bent. It is not a question of art. There is no art about it. The finest literary artist in the world could not duplicate her performance unless he were a duplicate of her. It’s not a literary matter at all; the thing has its roots in the personality, in the mind and heart and nervous organization of the writer. If you could be a Gene Stratton-Porter you could write the novels she writes and achieve just the success she achieves, a success which is improperly measured by earnings up to $750,000 from her books, a success of which the true measure can never be taken because it is a success in human lives and not in dollars.

Her Father’s Daughter

Her Father’s Daughter – Gene Stratton-Porter The energetic, joyous way that Linda Strong wins the heart of everyone in Lilac Valley will carry you in a spell of delight to the fairyland of Nature which Gene Stratton-Porter has truthfully pictured … Weiterlesen

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A Daughter of the Land

A Daughter of the Land – Gene Stratton-Porter Mrs. Porter’s stories are laid in Indiana, in the region of the Limberlost, a great swamp which has been „shorn, branded and tamed“ by oilmen and lumbermen, who have driven away the … Weiterlesen

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Michael O’Halloran

Michael O’Halloran – Gene Stratton-Porter Michael O’Halloran, nicknamed „Mickey“, is a sturdy, big-hearted fellow, an orphan who has remembered the admonitions of his mother and has made the best possible use of them. A most original little fellow he is, … Weiterlesen

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Laddie

Laddie – Gene Stratton-Porter A Tale of Indiana—a picture straight from life, showing the home circle of the Stantons and telling the love story of Laddie, the big brother of the Stanton family, and Pamela Pryor, an English girl. The … Weiterlesen

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The Harvester

The Harvester – Gene Stratton-Porter Mrs. Gene Stratton-Porter’s novel is an illustration of the harmony and intimacy which does rightly exist between a man and a forest. In ‚ The Harvester ‚ she has not only dramatized, but proved the … Weiterlesen

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A Girl fo the Limberlost

A Girl fo the Limberlost – Gene Stratton-Porter The scene is laid in the same country as that of “Freckles”, which appeared a few years before. A number of the characters in „Freckles“ are introduced here, and Elnora, the chief … Weiterlesen

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The Fire Bird

The Fire Bird – Gene Stratton-Porter In musical flow of rhythm and word this poem of early Indian life tells the tragedy of a beautiful maiden whose love for a chieftain led her into jealous revenge. This revenge was the … Weiterlesen

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Morning Face

Morning Face – Gene Stratton-Porter The keynote of joyousness is struck by the title „Morning Face,“ since the words represent the inspired idea of R. L. Stevenson in his verse, „If I have shown no morning face.“ About this idea … Weiterlesen

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Homing with the Birds

Homing with the Birds – Gene Stratton-Porter “Homing with the Birds” is a book in which one comes into intimate contact with one’s feathered friends, to the extent of feeling that they actually have personalities! This is doubtless because Mrs. … Weiterlesen

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Moths of the Limberlost

Moths of the Limberlost – Gene Stratton-Porter It is about this very bit of Indiana that Mrs. Porter has written her book,“Moths of the Limberlost,“ and it is the most unusual and interesting nature book ever imagined. It is a … Weiterlesen

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