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A Daughter of the Middle Border

A Daughter of the Middle Border

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Author Hamlin Garland

Minnesota Historical Society Press (January 15, 2007)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is the sequel to Garland’s autobiography A Son of the Middle Border.


This sequel to Garland’s acclaimed autobiography, A Son of the Middle Border, continues his story as he sets out for Chicago and settles into a Bohemian encampment of artists and writers. There he meets Zulime Taft, an artist who captures his heart and eventually becomes his wife. The intensity of this romance is rivaled only by Garland’s struggle between America’s coastal elite and his heartland roots. A Daughter of the Middle Border won the Pulitzer Prize in 1922, forever securing his place in the literary canon.

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Hamlin Garland (1860–1940), author of more than 40 books, is best known for his short story collection Main-Travelled Roads. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1918 and won the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1922.

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  • 352 pages
  • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • ISBN: 9780873515665

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