The Land of Little Rain

The Land of Little Rain


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Paperback
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$14.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140249194
  • 128 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

“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. In this classic collection of meditations on the wonders of this region, Austin generously shares “such news of the land, of its trails and what is astir in them, as one lover of it can give to another.” Her vivid writings capture the landscape—from burnt hills to sun-baked mesas—as well as the rich variety of plant and animal life, and the few human beings who inhabit the land, including cattlemen, miners, and Paiute Indians. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the original 1903 edition.
The Land of Little Rain

The Land of Little Rain

Mary Austin, Introduction by: Terry Tempest Williams

Praise

“Mary Austin was a poet, a pioneer, and a patriot.” —Terry Tempest Williams

Series

Classic, Nature, Penguin
Peter Matthiessen
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau

Table of Contents

Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams

THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN

The Land of Little Rain
Water Trails of the Ceriso
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

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