Bess Streeter Aldrich | Criticism

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SOURCE: Review of A Lantern in Her Hand, by Bess Streeter Aldrich. Times Literary Supplement (13 December 1928): 992.

In the following brief review of A Lantern in Her Hand, the critic notes the novel's “absorbing interest.”

There is imaginative power in this story [A Lantern in Her Hand] of pioneering days in Iowa and Nebraska, and even the most homely and trivial happenings in the eighty years of Abbie Deal's life are so dramatically treated as to give the chronicle of her struggle against an adverse destiny an absorbing interest. Abbie herself is a memorable figure, with her sturdy loyalty and romantic longings, the heritage of her aristocratic Scotch and peasant Irish ancestors. Jolting in the covered wagon as it made its slow advance westward over the prairies from the little village of Chicago, the child Abbie listened avidly to her sister's oft-told tale of the lovely lady, Isabelle Anders-Mackenzie...

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