The Strike At Shane's: A Prize Story of Indiana. Gene Stratton Porter.
The Strike At Shane's: A Prize Story of Indiana

The Strike At Shane's: A Prize Story of Indiana

Boston: American Humane Education Society, 1893. First edition. Hardcover. First edition, presumed first state being in green cloth lettered in gilt (issued in paper wrappers the same year). 12mo. (2--introduction of the American Humane Education Society)+ 91 (illustrated title page)+ (3--adverts for The Band of Mercy and for "Our Dumb Animals, the monthy publication of the Society). Though published anonymously, it is now considered to be the first published work of Gene Stratton-Porter (though she never formally acknowledged it). The story of the Shane family of Indiana in the late 19th century but, as would be expected from this publisher, more about the animals found on the farm. They are routinely mistreated by Farmer Shane and his son, Tom. Their worn-out old horse, Dobbin, calls a convocation of the farm animals as well as the small creatures--birds, snakes, toads, etc. A wandering mule from the city addresses them and tells how a strike by streetcar people achieved better treatment for them. Shane's animals go on strike, Farmer Shane and his son see the light and their treatment improves. Generally fine, touch of bumping at the extremities and some offsetting to the endpapers. Particularly uncommon in the sewn cloth binding. Fine. Item #E26259

Price: $175.00

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