Garland, Hannibal Hamlin

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Garland, Hannibal Hamlin


Born Sept. 14, 1860, in West Salem, Wisconsin; died Mar. 4, 1940, in Los Angeles. American writer. Son of a poor farmer.

Garland’s first and best collection of short stories, Main-Travelled Roads (1891), realistically portrayed the difficult life of the farmers. The theme of the novel A Spoil of Office (1892) was political corruption in the USA; the novel A Member of the Third House (1892) depicted the pressure of the first monopolies on the farmers. Garland set forth a Utopian plan for a return to the patriarchal structure in the novel Jason Edwards (1892). He continued the theme of farmers in the novels A Son of the Middle Border (1917) and A Daughter of the Middle Border (1921).


Other Main-Travelled Roads. New York-London [1910].
Trail-Makers of the Middle Border. New York, 1926. In Russian translation in the collection Amerikanskaia novella XIX veka, vol. 1. Moscow, 1958.


Parrington, V. L. Osnovnye techeniia amerikanskoi mysli, vol. 3. Moscow, 1963. (Translated from English.)
Holloway, J. Hamlin Garland: A Biography. Austin, 1960.


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