In the “Stranger People's” Country

In the Stranger People s Country 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

  • Title: In the “Stranger People's” Country
  • Author: Mary Noailles Murfree Marjorie Pryse
  • ISBN: 9780803283138
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 mountIn 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.

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    1. A strange, slow, rewarding book, this has been rescued from obscurity thanks to the University of Nebraska's ‘19th-century American Women Writers’ series, but it deserves to be read for much better reasons than just representing various gradations of nationality, timezone or gender. As a description of Tennessee mountain life, it's a real wonder, and anyone who enjoys rich, chewy prose will find a lot to get stuck into here.The story, such as it is, concerns an archaeologist who wants to inv [...]

    2. This is not everyone's cup ot tea. But as someone who prefers 19th century American literature to most contemporary fiction, I found it a most enjoyable read. Her rendition of dialect takes some time to get used to, but I give her credit for faithfully trying to capture the speech she heard in the Tennessee Mountains. Murfree employs florid descriptions of scenery in her writing and that's true in this book. It might be "too much" by modern standards, but her readers had not been bombarded with [...]

    3. This is a really unique text, and I feel I need to read it again in order to have a more thorough understanding. On one level, it's a romantic tragedy; on another, it's a balanced depiction of both the life and belief systems of postwar Appalachia; on another, it's a measured assessment of varying 19th century types: the politician, the anthropologist, and the local. The mix means that neither the modern pleasure-reader nor the modern academic gets quite all that they will hope for, but there's [...]

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