The Hoosier Schoolmaster: A Story of Backwoods Life in Indiana (Illustrated Edition)

  • Title: The Hoosier Schoolmaster: A Story of Backwoods Life in Indiana (Illustrated Edition)
  • Author: Edward Eggleston
  • ISBN: 9781406517804
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Hoosier Schoolmaster A Story of Backwoods Life in Indiana Illustrated Edition A novel by the American author historian and Methodist Minister whose tales especially the Hoosier series were very popular in their time
    A novel by the American author, historian and Methodist Minister whose tales especially the Hoosier series were very popular in their time.

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    About Edward Eggleston


    1. Edward Eggleston December 10, 1837 September 3, 1902 was an American historian and novelist.Eggleston was born in Vevay, Indiana, to Joseph Cary Eggleston and Mary Jane Craig As a child, he was too ill to regularly attend school, so his education was primarily provided by his father He was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1856 He wrote a number of tales, some of which, especially the Hoosier series, attracted much attention Among these are The Hoosier Schoolmaster, The Hoosier Schoolboy, The End of the World, The Faith Doctor, and Queer Stories for Boys and Girls.


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    1. This is an adorable story written in the dialect of country folk in the mid-1800's in southern Indiana. It's the tale of the young, local schoolmaster and the entanglement he incurs with the people of the community. It is really cute and often very funny. If you're looking for something light and entertaining, I highly recommend this one!

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    2. I listened to the book Read by Bridget Gage:This is a novel of 19th-century American rural life and the use of the local dialect in Indiana. The action never drags for the life of a rural schoolteacher and the "big-boys" that harass him at school, his "bull-dog" determination to stay as their schoolmaster. I love the last chapter in the authors words: Eggleston announces his belief that readers whose taste is not perverted always want a story to “come out well,” and the best and last line, t [...]

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    3. This was a very sweet, humorous, and sentimental quick read. It was written, I believe, in 1871. Eggleston used to be one of Indiana's claims to fame. He was a popular author known throughout the nation. I especially recommend this book to all my Hoosier friends, of course!

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    4. A quaint little story from the Hoosier heartland. I read it because it was referred to by a book I read a few weeks ago on Indiana history. It had some very good writing in parts (especially chapter 5 describing the walk home with the schoolmaster and Hannah) and then some that was hard to read due to Eggleston trying to transcribe the dialect (especially the preacher). I'm sure by today's standards this book would get panned but you need to keep in mind that it is nearly 150 years old and captu [...]

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    5. This was an enjoyable read. Don't let scholarly footnotes mislead you: it's definitely more than mere popular romance. There is a good amount of Western humor to be had (the sort that we praise in Twain), and Eggleston repeatedly pushes against romance. He also creates a different balance between East and West - there is only one Easterner and she is mocked - than the one that would develop in regionalist fiction over the next decades.

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    6. It was Ok but it goes quickly. Although by the end of the story, I was sick and tired of reading about "Bosting" and God forgetting people. Although I didn't love the plot, I gave it three stars because I really liked the descriptions of life in rural 19th century Indiana. Its hard to believe that a community spelling bee was once the most popular thing to do in some places.

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    7. Now this is a funny book, and quite an easy read. Ralph (the quiet, gentle main character) becomes school-master in a not-so-gentle town. Inspired by the determination of a scary dog Ralph dislikes, Ralph decides to face his challenges bull-dog style. Ralph's resolution comes in handy as he encounters misbehaving students, a band of thieves, false accusations, and other humorous adventures.

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    8. This just keeps getting better! His observations on pastors, churches and religion are as accurate today as they were back in his day!Sometimes we forget that books become classics for a reason--they are very readable and enjoyable. This one is fun.

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    9. This is a charming, funny book about a schoolmaster, Ralph, who goes to a backwoods town to teach, and ends up learning about himself and others. He also falls in love and the journey is one worth reading about. I really enjoyed this book. :)

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    10. Entertaining, with some subtle and not so subtle humor and life lessons. Very readable compared to some of its contemporary works.

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    11. It's not the type of book I usually read but that being said, it was pretty good & enjoyable.

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    12. this is a must-read because it was one of the earliest novels to explore the american dialect. very good and used to be out of print.

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