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The land of little rain.

Mary Austin

The land of little rain.

by Mary Austin

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Published by P. Smith in Gloucester, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California,
  • California.
    • Subjects:
    • Natural history -- California.,
    • California -- Description and travel.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF866 .A9318 1969
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 280 p.
      Number of Pages280
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5418634M
      LC Control Number73011258

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      First published in , A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. The Land of Little Rain. K likes. This new large-format edition of Mary Austin’s book "The Land of Little Rain" includes more than color photos by noted photographer Walter Feller.

        The Land of Little Rain Note: Project Gutenberg has several editions of this eBook: # (Text file) # (HTML file with linked table of contents) # (HTML file Illustrated in B&W with a Linked table of contents) Language: English: LoC Class: F United States local history: Pacific States: Subject: California -- Social life and. As early as , when Mary Austin wrote the essays which became The Land of Little Rain, she had discovered the charm and interest of old geological ridges, mesquite-covered ranges, and sky-reaching mesas, lands without human occupancy, but a part of nature's framework. Vast open spaces were neither silent nor barren for her.


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Land of Little Rain is Mary Austin's account of the deserts of the American Southwest. Her text is as spare and secretly seductive as the deserts of which she writes.

Austin lived, for a time, in Independence, CA, until the water literally went south. Complex woman; complex environment; straight-up /5. About The Land of Little Rain “Between the high Sierras south from Yosemite—east and south over a very great assemblage of broken ranges beyond Death Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert” is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain.

The Land of Little Rain(), a nonfiction compilation of connected essays, is her best-remembered work. From the publisher: “The enduring appeal of the desert is strikingly portrayed in this poetic study, which has become a classic of the American Southwest.

First published init is the work of Mary Austin, a prolific novelist, poet, critic, and playwright, who was also an ardent early feminist and. The Land of Little Rain Ebook download free - Ebfinder EBFinder The Land of Little Rain This paean to the high California desert consists of fourteen sketches based on personal observation following solitary sojourns tramping through desert trails and “the streets of the mountains.”.

Book Overview "The Land of Little Rain" from Mary Hunter Austin. American writer ().Cited by: First Edition. pp includes Notes, Regional Place Names, Photographic Data, A Short List of Books Supplementary to The Land of Little Rain, Sources of Excerpts Used with Photographs.

List of 48 Plates. 14 un-numbered chapters. Photos are B/W and all in the last half of the book. Page edges have some foxing. Yellow edges have a little soil. "The Land of Little Rain" by Mary Hunter Austin.

Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and n. Written by Michael Braun The Land of Little Rain is a collection of essays on flora and fauna of the American Southwest.

Author Mary Austin begins by describing the unbearable heat in this area but emphasizes that despite the hot climate and the tough environment it is worth living there because the solitude provides a peaceful state of : Mary Hunter Austin.

The Land of Little Rain (Modern Library Classics) Paperback – July 8, by Mary Austin (Author), Robert Hass (Introduction) out of 5 stars 13 ratings/5(13). The Land of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® The Land of Little Rain is a book written by American writer Mary Hunter Austin.

First published init contains a series of interrelated lyrical Our Stores Are OpenBook AnnexMembershipEducatorsGift CardsStores & EventsHelp/5(3). The land of little rain (), Austin's first book, focuses on the arid and semi-arid regions of California between the High Sierras south of Yosemite: the Ceriso, Death Valley, the Mojave Desert; and towns such as Jimville, Kearsarge, and Las Uvas.

The land of little rain -- Water trails of the Carrizo -- The scavengers -- The pocket hunter -- Shoshone land -- Jimville, a Bret Harte town. -- My neighbor's field -- The Mesa trail -- The basket maker -- The streets of the mountains -- Water borders -- Other water borders -- Nurslings of the sky -- The little town of the grape vines LanguageCited by: The Land of Little Rain.

Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller 6. The land of little rain (The Natural history library) Austin, Mary Hunter. Published by Anchor Books () Used. Softcover.

Quantity Available: 1. The Land of Little Rain East away from the Sierras, south from Panamint and Amargosa, east and south many an uncounted mile, is the Country of Lost Borders.

Ute, Paiute, Mojave, and Shoshone inhabit its frontiers, and as far into the heart of it as a man dare go. Not the law, but the land Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. The Land of Little Rain - Mary Austin - Google Books by Mary Austin Originally published inthis classic nature book by Mary Austin evokes the mysticism and spirituality of the American 4/5(5).

The Land of Little Rain is a book of sketches which portray the high desert country of southern California, where the Sierras descend into the Mojave Desert.

Mary Austin finds beauty in the harsh landscape: "This is the sense of the desert hills--that there is room enough and time enough The treeless spaces uncramp the soul.". The land of little rain (), Austin's first book, focuses on the arid and semi-arid regions of California between the High Sierras south of Yosemite: the Ceriso, Death Valley, the Mojave Desert; and towns such as Jimville, Kearsarge, and Las Uvas.

Comprising fourteen sketches, the book describes plants, animals, mountains, birds, skies, Indians, prospectors, towns, and other aspects of the desert in serene, beautifully modulated prose that conveys the timeless cycles of life and death in a harsh land.

Written by Michael Braun In The Land of Little Rain, Mary Hunter Austin does not just describe in great detail what she sees in the Sierras of Southern California. It is her mission to create a sense of awe among her target audience, the people of the civilized world who would never have time to carefully observe what she has : Mary Hunter Austin.

For those who know where to look, the “land of little rain” is awash in wonders. In this exquisite meditation on the people, flora, and fauna of the American desert, Mary Austin introduces readers to the secret treasures of the landscape she loved above all others.4/5(2).THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN.

Mary Austin (–) could not have hoped for a better literary market when The Land of Little Rain, her first book, appeared in Half of the ten bestsellers in that year—novels by Frank Norris, Thomas Nelson Page, Thomas Dixon Jr., John Fox Jr., and Owen Wister—emphasized regional settings ranging from Virginia and Kentucky to Wyoming.InMary Hunter Austin published her first book, a collection of essays and short stories called The Land of Little Rain.

The book describes life in California’s Owens Valley. Austin moved from her hometown of Carlinville, Illinois to the San Joaquin Valley in at age twenty. There in she married Stafford Wallace Austin, an.