Laura Ingalls Wilder (2377 words)

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One of the most beloved authors of children’s literature, Laura Ingalls Wilder has acquainted generations of readers with life as a pioneer in the American west. Her work is also noteworthy for its chronicles of women on the frontier, a perspective that needed voicing. Scholars have examined her work as literature, historical record, historical fiction, and autobiography and numerous biographies have been written for a wide variety of audiences, many of which explore how and where Wilder’s Little House books deviate from historical record. Her work, including not only the Little House books, but also the television shows, movies about her life, and the many books offering fictionalized accounts of her ancestors’ and …

Citation:
Larkin, Susan. "Laura Ingalls Wilder". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 March 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12611, accessed 19 February 2017.]


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