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dc.contributor.authorBlaisdell, E. Wardeen_US
dc.contributor.authorCulbertson, Anne Virginiaen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorBlaisdell, E. Wardeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T16:13:45Z
dc.date.available2016-01-25T16:13:45Z
dc.date.issued1904en_US
dc.identifier.other2067 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/77628
dc.description.abstractA wonderful and surprising gift! Diana is the secretary and brought the book for me to look at when I mentioned Aesop's fables. I never would have found it on my own. The book contains some fifty stories put into the mouths of, respectively, a Black (Nancy) and a mixture of Black and Native American ('Phrony). Nancy's stories borrow from Aesop, as the introduction points out; I would add somewhat distantly. The dialect is delightful and heavy. A normal reader might have to work at it for a while. I read the first few stories and enjoyed them thoroughly. Aunt Nancy points out at the beginning of her first story that Mis' Molly Hyar generally beats Mistah Slickry Sly Fox because it is the special gift of ladies that they get their own way, not with their fists but with their brains. Menfolks is kind er clumsy an' lumbersome 'bout sech ez dat.... (6). The setting is delightful: a mother who grew up in the South returns there with her children one year after the end of the Civil War. The stories were collected from elderly story-tellers and edited. There is about one illustration per story. T of C at the front. Some of the early pages are loose.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAnne Virginia Culbertsonen_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBobbs-Merrillen_US
dc.subject.lccPS3505.U28 A8 1904en_US
dc.titleAt the Big Houseen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationIndianapolisen_US
dc.url.link1http://creighton-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=search&ct=search&initialSearch=true&mode=Basic&tab=default_tab&indx=1&dum=true&srt=rank&vid=01CRU&frbg=&tb=t&vl%28freeText0%29=991004827759702656&scp.scps=scope%3A%2801CRU%29%2Cscope%3A%2801CRU_ALMA
dc.acquired.locationGift of Diana Gunderson at Demontreville Retreat Houseen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $-0.01en_US
dc.date.acquired1994-07en_US
dc.date.printed1904en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.subject.local1Culbertsonen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1904


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