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My Summer In A Garden : Gardening (Modern Library) - Charles Dudley Warner

My Summer In A Garden

Gardening (Modern Library)

Paperback Published: 19th February 2002
ISBN: 9780375759468
Number Of Pages: 144

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Oft quoted but seldom credited, Charles Dudley Warner's "My Summer in a Garden" is a classic of American garden writing and was a seminal early work in the then fledgling genre of American nature writing. Warner--prominent in his day as a writer and newspaper editor--was a dedicated amateur gardener who shared with Mark Twain, his close friend and neighbor, a sense of humor that remains deliciously fresh today.
In monthly dispatches, Warner chronicles his travails in the garden, where he and his cat, Calvin, seek to ward off a stream of interlopers, from the neighbors' huge-hoofed cows and thieving children, to the reviled, though "propagatious," pusley weed. To read Warner is to join him on his rounds of his beloved vegetable patch, to feel the sun on his sore back, the hoe in his blistered hands, and yet, like him, never to lose sight of "the philosophical implications of contact with the earth, and companionship with gently growing things."
This Modern Library edition is published with an extensive new Introduction by Allan Gurganus, author of "Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All" and "The Practical Heart."

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"Warner's book might have been written last week. The language feels timeless, direct to the point of seduction." --Allan Gurganus

"The love of dirt is among the earliest of passions. . . . Mudpies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure." --Charles Dudley Warner

Introduction to the Modern Library Gardening Seriesp. vii
Introduction: Sketch in Evergreen: Toward the Resurrection of Charles Dudley Warnerp. xi
My Summer in a Gardenp. 5
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ISBN: 9780375759468
ISBN-10: 0375759468
Series: Gardening (Modern Library)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 19th February 2002
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.9  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition

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