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In this engaging tale penned by Alice B. Emerson, readers are transported to the vibrant world of Ruth Fielding as she embarks on her college journey. Without a doubt, "Ruth Fielding At College" is a captivating novel that effortlessly captures the essence of a young woman's quest for knowledge, friendship, and adventure.

The story revolves around Ruth Fielding and her experiences as a freshman at Ardmore College. Eager to learn, Ruth is determined to make the most of her time in higher education, and her relentless pursuit of academic excellence is truly inspiring. As the plot progresses, Ruth's relentless curiosity and determination prove to be invaluable assets in her quest to uncover the truth behind the mysterious missing examination papers.

One of the most commendable aspects of this book is the way it portrays Ruth as a relatable and strong-willed female protagonist. Her character is well-developed, exhibiting a perfect blend of determination, wit, and vulnerability. Young readers, especially, will find inspiration in Ruth's resilience as she faces various challenges throughout her college life.

The narrative style employed by Alice B. Emerson is engaging, keeping readers hooked from start to finish. The author masterfully weaves together elements of mystery, friendship, and personal growth to create a well-rounded and entertaining storyline. Additionally, the vivid descriptions of the college campus and its surroundings transport readers into the heart of Ardmore College, making it easy to visualize and immerse oneself in the story.

Furthermore, the supporting characters in the book are equally well-crafted and add depth to Ruth's journey. From her best friend Helen to her newfound college companions, each character brings a unique dynamic to the plot, showcasing the power of friendship and the importance of support in times of adversity.

While the central mystery surrounding the missing examination papers serves as a driving force, "Ruth Fielding At College" also delves into various significant themes. The portrayal of women's education and empowerment is particularly noteworthy, emphasizing the importance of pursuing dreams and breaking societal barriers.

In conclusion, "Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson is a delightful read that effortlessly captures the spirit of adventure, friendship, and personal growth. With its relatable protagonist, engaging storyline, and well-developed characters, this novel is sure to captivate readers of all ages. Whether one is a fan of mystery, coming-of-age tales, or simply appreciates a well-crafted narrative, this book is a must-read.

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Ruth Fielding At College




Author of "Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill," "Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island," Etc.



Copyright, 1917, by Cupples & Leon Company

Ruth Fielding at College

Printed in U. S. A.



I. Looking Collegeward

II. Maggie

III. Expectations

IV. First Impressions

V. Getting Settled

VI. Miss Cullam's Trouble

VII. Fame Is Not Always an Asset

VIII. The Stone Face

IX. Getting on

X. A Tempest in a Teapot

XI. The One Rebel

XII. Ruth Is Not Satisfied

XIII. The Girl in the Storm

XIV. "Oft in the Stilly Night"

XV. An Odd Adventure

XVI. What Was in Rebecca's Trunk

XVII. What Was in Rebecca's Heart

XVIII. Bearding the Lions

XIX. A Deep, Dark Plot

XX. Two Surprises

XXI. Many Things Happen

XXII. Can It Be a Clue?

XXIII. The Squall

XXIV. Treasure Hunting

XXV. The End of a Perfect Year




"Oh, my back! and oh, my bones!"

By no possibility could Aunt Alvirah Boggs have risen from her low rocking chair in the Red Mill kitchen without murmuring this complaint... Continue reading book >>

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