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Gene Stratton Porter

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A Girl of the Limberlost Summary

In A Girl of the Limberlost, even more explicitly than in Freckles, nature is seen as a direct manifestation of God's power, and appreciation of nature as a form of worship. Like nature, love is seen as a softening and ennobling influence. Edith Carr is changed by the devotion of Hart Henderson, and her reformation is evidenced when she notifies Philip of Elnora's whereabouts and delivers the Eacles imperialis moth to Elnora.

Also important is the code of proper behavior. Despite the harshness of Elnora's life, she helps the Billings children. Regardless of the difficulties she encounters, she never wavers in her commitment to her duty: She continues to show respect for her mother, even though she receives almost no affection in return; and when she is told she can cancel her teaching contract and attend college, she chooses instead to honor the contract. Elnora repeatedly demonstrates both...

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