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By Mary Austin,Barney Nelson

This vintage novel, first released in 1906 and in keeping with Mary Austin's personal reports, captures the lifestyle of shepherds within the Sierra. Austin blends ordinary historical past, politics, and allegory in a genre-blurring narrative, championing neighborhood shepherds of their wasting conflict opposed to the quick constructing vacationer enterprise within the Western Sierra throughout the 19th century. Austin had met many shepherds whereas traveling the Tejon ranches of Edward Beale and Henry Miller, and cultivated relationships with males others frequently considered ignorant, unambitious, and soiled, listening heavily to their tales. Her buddies have been scandalized, yet Austin revered the shepherds’ methods of pondering. instead of painting those shepherds’ lives as a part of a romantic bygone period, during this novel, she in its place positions them as exemplifying most likely radical methods of residing in and pondering the realm. Afterword by way of Barney Nelson.

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