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The Resource The homesman, Glendon Swarthout

The homesman, Glendon Swarthout

Label
The homesman
Title
The homesman
Statement of responsibility
Glendon Swarthout
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A "homesman" is a person charged with taking women who have been driven mad by the conditions of rural life in the 1850's to asylums in the East. Mary Bee Cuddy, an ex-teacher and spinster, who is indomitable, resourceful, and "plain as an old tin pail." Brave as she is, Mary Bee knows she can't make it alone, so she takes along her only available companion: the lowlife and untrustworthy George Briggs
Summary
A woman feeling desolate in Missouri returns to Iowa under the care of a young school teacher and a land-grabber whom she saved from lynching
Theme
Award
  • Spur Award for Best Novel of the West (Long Novel), 1989.
  • Western Heritage Award for Oustanding Western Novel, 1989.
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058347
Cataloging source
DLC
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1918-1992
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Swarthout, Glendon
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3537.W3743
LC item number
H66 1989
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Suicidal behavior
  • Women pioneers
Target audience
adult
Label
The homesman, Glendon Swarthout
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19834535
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
364 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780896219229
Isbn Type
(lg. print : alk. paper)
Lccn
89034696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The homesman, Glendon Swarthout
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19834535
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
364 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780896219229
Isbn Type
(lg. print : alk. paper)
Lccn
89034696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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