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Hoosier Schoolmaster

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By: (1837-1902)

Hoosier Schoolmaster by Edward Eggleston is a captivating novel that takes readers on a journey through rural Indiana in the mid-19th century. The story follows the life of Ralph Hartsook, a young schoolteacher determined to make a difference in the lives of his students.

Through Eggleston's vivid descriptions and authentic dialogue, readers are transported back in time to a simpler, yet challenging era. The characters are beautifully developed, each with their own struggles, dreams, and desires.

One of the most compelling aspects of the novel is its depiction of the importance of education and the impact that one dedicated teacher can have on a community. As Ralph faces obstacles and prejudice, he perseveres with courage and determination, inspiring both his students and readers alike.

Overall, Hoosier Schoolmaster is a timeless and poignant tale that celebrates the power of education, the strength of community, and the resilience of the human spirit. Eggleston's storytelling is both engaging and thought-provoking, making this a must-read for anyone interested in American history or classic literature.

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"Want to be a school-master, do you? You? Well, what would you do in Flat Crick deestrick, I'd like to know? Why, the boys have driv off the last two, and licked the one afore them like blazes. You might teach a summer school, when nothin' but children come. But I 'low it takes a right smart man to be school-master in Flat Crick in the winter. They'd pitch you out of doors, sonny, neck and heels, afore Christmas."

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