The Hoosier School-Master. A Novel. EDWARD EGGLESTON.

The Hoosier School-Master. A Novel.

Publisher: New York: Orange Judd, (1871).
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: BAL 5096, printing 1; Wright II, 843.
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 14919


8vo, original gilt decorated terra-cotta cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis, 11 plates and illustrations in the text.


A fine copy of Eggleston’s first novel and an important work of 19th century American fiction. Eggleston’s sympathetic and realistic account of the life of a school teacher in rural Indiana was an attempt to bring a slice of Western backwoods life to American readers who, he states in the preface, are over-exposed to the “manners, customs, thoughts and feelings of New England country people.” The Hoosier School-Master was immensely popular: within a month over 50 thousand copies were sold, and it was soon translated into Dutch, German, Danish and French. The first printing of this first edition is very scarce.

Price: $600.00

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