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by George Dell

  • ISBN: 0814204112
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: George Dell
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ohio State Univ Pr (September 1, 1986)
  • Pages: 300 pages
  • FB2 size: 1189 kb
  • EPUB size: 1607 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 195
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The Earth Abideth book. The quote, "One generation passeth away and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth forever," is the underlying theme. It's a story of family and community, of pride, of life and death.

The Earth Abideth book. The setting is Bloom Township, Fairfield County, Ohio, which is about halfway between Columbus and Lancaster. The book is a well written and a perceptive look into life of the times. I worked in Lithopolis for 16 The Earth Abideth is a tale of life in rural Ohio of the last half of the 19th century.

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George Dell is a published author and short story writer. A great change was coming to the Earth. Catastrophe was about to change everything her people took for granted

George Dell is a published author and short story writer. I have spoken about depression, addiction, drugs and alcohol abuse, prison, and my mainstream writing tends to shy away from all of that. Catastrophe was about to change everything her people took for granted. It made some wish for death, but death was no longer a guarantee. For some death had become some other sort of life.

Earth Abides is a 1949 post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer George R. Stewart. It tells the story of the fall of civilization from deadly disease and its rebirth. The story was set in the United States in the 1940s in Berkeley, California and told by a character, Isherwood Williams, who emerges from isolation in the mountains to find almost everyone dead.

and what abideth in American popular literature is the pioneer-farmer saga in which births, deaths, and tempests, both on the wind and in the passions, broadcast the farmer's cycle of furrow and harvest, toil and reward. And Ladies of the Club""-a word-of-mouth knowledge of mind-sets and mores in 19th-century rural Ohio.

Harlem ~ March 6th Donita sat on a stool in the kitchen writing in her little notebook

Harlem ~ March 6th Donita sat on a stool in the kitchen writing in her little notebook

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In the late eighteen hundreds Thomas Linthorne elopes with Kate Harevell, and together they start a farm in Ohio and begin to raise a family
Reviews about The Earth Abideth (3):
When I discovered this book, Professor Dell was suffering from dementia, and did not understand that his manuscript of some 50 years earlier had been published. His daughter discovered it, dust-coverd in the attic. Dr. Dell was best known for his poetry, which like his prose, is clear, true and compelling. He was a man who used simple words to express complex emotions. I have always aspired to follow his lead. George Dell taught forever at Capital University, a small Lutheran college about eight miles from Ohio State in Columbus. Reading The Earth Abideth, you realize you are experiencing the work of a great American writer, who is great at writing about America. In the book's first sentence, his description of the osage orange tree is so well-crafted that you will remember it long after you forget what the trees look like in your own front yard. The story is about a man and his family, not unlike any of us and our families. As you begin to live his life along with Thomas Linthorne, you might as well be in his house, in the barn, in the fields. The events and emotions are basic, raw, believeable. You won't be able to put the book down. Thank you George Dell.
I am very familiar with this book, having read it years ago. Since that time I have purchased and given away six or more copies to friends and family members. This particular copy was purchased for my sister's birthday.

It is a vivid account of life in central Ohio following the Civil War.

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Violet County
Columbus, Ohio
Civil War Veterans
George Dell took me on a a 299-page trip back in Ohio time, and I never wanted to come back. From his no-nonsense introduction to Thomas Linthorne's Sunday afternoon in April, 1866 on page 3, to Thomas' death on another Sunday afternoon in June,about 50 years later, Dell's writing is just right: not too thick, not too thin; just enough to fill you up, and make you wish there was more than just this 1986 story from the 85 year old, smooth-writing Dell.
I started Dell's post-civil War Ohio story of his returning veteran on the Wednesday night after book club, falling asleep around the time the first baby was born. The book called to me at work the next day; I had to leave at noon, taking half a vacation day to finish it. Thomas, wife Kate, and children Hocking, Charlotte, Faith, and Grover are a typical Ohio farm family of the late 19th century - but touched by the same struggles of any family of the this century. Religious faith versus agnosticism, career versus family, and the challenges of neighbors and children all touch the same nerves.
Dell's language has a hint of the Homeric - his "frost-blanched sky" on page 3 signals the epic journey to come. It is a odyssey worth taking, filled with temptations, truth, and consequences. Rnjoy the scenery; the pace is perfect, and the company outstanding. I hope my Ohio ancestors lived lives half as thoughtful, and at least as hopeful, as Dell's Linthorne family.

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