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Honey in the horn / H.L. Davis ; introduction by Richard W. Etulain.

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Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch AWARD PUL 1936 (Text) 39391006757254 Award - Fic Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780870717680
  • ISBN: 0870717685
  • Physical Description: xviii, 380 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Oregon State University Press edition.
  • Publisher: Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page xviii).
Summary, etc.: Set in Oregon in the early years of the twentieth century, H.L. Davis's Honey in the Horn chronicles the struggles faced by homesteaders as they attempted to settle down and eke out subsistence from a still-wild land. With sly humor and keenly observed detail, Davis pays homage to the indomitable character of Oregon's restless people and dramatic landscapes without romanticizing or burnishing the myths. Clay Calvert, an orphan, works as a hand on a sheep ranch until he stumbles into trouble and is forced to flee. Journeying throughout the state, from the lush coastal forests, to the Columbia Gorge, to the golden wheat fields east of the Cascades, he encounters a cast of characters as rich and diverse as the land, including a native Tunne boy and a beautiful girl named Luce. Originally published in 1935, Honey in the Horn reveals as much about the prevailing attitudes and beliefs of H.L. Davis' lifetime as it does about the earlier era in which it is set.
Awards Note: Pulitzer Prize, 1936
Subject: Frontier and pioneer life > Oregon > Fiction.
Genre: Western stories.

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