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The Resource In the "Stranger People's" country, Mary Noailles Murfree ; edited and with an introduction by Marjorie Pryse

In the "Stranger People's" country, Mary Noailles Murfree ; edited and with an introduction by Marjorie Pryse

Label
In the "Stranger People's" country
Title
In the "Stranger People's" country
Statement of responsibility
Mary Noailles Murfree ; edited and with an introduction by Marjorie Pryse
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the "Stranger People's" Country tells the story of contact between a late-nineteenth-century Tennessee mountain community and an amateur archaeologist who wants to open the graves of the prehistoric "leetle stranger people," a source of myth to the mountaineers. A politician looking for votes in the country has invited the archaeologist Shattuck to travel into the mountains with him, but a mountain woman, Adelaide Yates, threatens to shoot anyone who attempts to violate the graves. The courageous mountaineer Felix Guthrie joins the defense of the "stranger people" and competes with Shattuck for the attention of another mountain woman, Letitia Pettingill." "Author Mary Noailles Murfree (1850-1922) uses dialect and vivid descriptions of mountain scenes to introduce the reader to Appalachia and its people. She creates respectful representations of Appalachian life and explores some of the changes the arrival of outsiders brought to the mountains. Murfree's depiction of social and aesthetic issues increases our understanding of the nineteenth century and serves as a literary precursor of the twentieth-century Appalachian activist movements to preserve the environment against the strip-mining and chemical industries." "This edition of Murfree's 1891 novel, reprinted for the first time, includes notes about Appalachian dialect and the novel's references to archaeology, which have some basis in actual archaeological discoveries in Tennessee."--Jacket
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1850-1922
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Craddock, Charles Egbert
Dewey number
813/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2454
LC item number
I5 2005eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pryse, Marjorie
Series statement
Legacies of nineteenth-century American women writers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Appalachian Region, Southern
  • Archaeologists
  • Mountain life
  • Politicians
  • Cemeteries
  • Archaeologists
  • Cemeteries
  • Mountain life
  • Politicians
  • Appalachian Region, Southern
Label
In the "Stranger People's" country, Mary Noailles Murfree ; edited and with an introduction by Marjorie Pryse
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Original ed., published in 1891, written under Mary Noailles Murfree's pseudonym of Charles Egbert Craddock
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xl-xlvi)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
61522080
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803250413
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61522080
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
In the "Stranger People's" country, Mary Noailles Murfree ; edited and with an introduction by Marjorie Pryse
Publication
Note
Original ed., published in 1891, written under Mary Noailles Murfree's pseudonym of Charles Egbert Craddock
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xl-xlvi)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
61522080
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803250413
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61522080
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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