The Farm (1st illustrated edition) (USED)

The Farm (1st illustrated edition) (USED)
The Farm (1st illustrated edition) (USED)

Louis Bromfield (1896 – 1956) was an American author and conservationist. A bestselling novelist in the 1920s, he reinvented himself as a farmer in the late 1930s and became one of the earliest proponents of sustainable and organic agriculture in the United States. He won the Pulitzer Prize, founded the experimental Malabar Farm in Ohio, and played an important role in the early environmental movement.

Written just before Bromfield's return from decades of living and writing in Europe,The Farm, published in 1933, traces several generations of a family's life on and around a piece of land in the Western Reserve, Ohio. Beginning with “The Colonel,” the patriarch of the MacDougal family, who first claimed the property, to the novel’s present, the 1930s, and the family's last owner of the property, Johnny, the Colonel's great grandson, Bromfield traces the interactions between the MacDougals, their neighbours, the nearby town, and the land itself.

1st illustrated edition; signed by author; dust jacket in protective cover; edges chipped with some small tears; small hole in rear cover; black cloth with title on spine in green box; pictorial endpapers; front hinge weak; text clean and bright. G/G

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