Honey in the Horn by H.L. Davis

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Read Honey in the Horn Online Free - Honey in the Horn is a novel about life in the homesteading days of Oregon, 1906-1908. It is about the coming of age of an orphan boy named Clay Calvert, but it is also the about the trials of the pioneers who came to Oregon following the American Dream. Through the characters that Clay meets along the way, the author introduces the readers to the various occupations of the settlers of that era. (wikipedia)

Title : Honey in the Horn
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ISBN : 089301155X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 408 pages


Howard rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 14, 2015

This is a novel about homesteaders in Oregon around 1900 that I had heard about for years, but it was out of print and the copies that were available were expensive. I finally found a used copy at a decent price and I was looking forward to reading it. It was disappointing. Despite winning the Pu...

Tracy rated it ★★★★☆

July 02, 2015

I used to have this long speech I'd give about 'literature' and how much more concerned with quality of content I am than the topic of the content. I used to say that I'd read a 1,000 page book written on the history of a couch, if the writing was done interestingly enough, because I am not typic...

Shelter rated it ★★★★☆

November 18, 2012

Keeping with my goal to read each Pulitzer Prize winning novel written prior to 1940 (which isn't so monumental a task considering the first was awarded in 1917), I finished reading "Honey in the Horn" and I'm glad I did. Yes, it's archaic. Yes, for today's standards it wouldn't even find a publi...

Powells.com rated it ★★★★★

November 24, 2008

What was missing in Davis's 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Honey in the Horn was the romantic stereotyping and moralizing that could be found in much of the regional literature of the time. Instead, this is essentially a coming-of-age novel with complex, finely wrought, often humorous characte...

Marty rated it ★★★★☆

May 05, 2014

Finished yet another of our Pulitzer reads! This was a fascinating book - the adjectives colorful, complex, brilliant, rich, humorous - pop to mind as i try to find a way to describe it, but I find description of the book elusive. We stopped several times during our reading to comment on the voca...

Chris rated it ★★★★☆

March 04, 2016

I'll get this from the library tomorrow. I encountered Davis for the first time(as far as I remember) in the short story book I just finished. Never heard of him before that. We'll see... Started this morning with some reading before work and I'm a bit leary of the "wry folksiness" of the style....

Dree rated it ★★★☆☆

June 23, 2015

This book won the Pulitzer just 4 years before Grapes of Wrath (1936/1940). Which is really kind of amazing, as these books have a lot in common—they look at migrations of people and what led them there. Obviously Grapes of Wrath looks at a much larger migration in a different time and place and...

Stephany rated it ★★★☆☆

August 08, 2011

I read this in advance of a recent trip to Oregon, as Davis was born to a settler family there and wrote a great deal about his home state. The period (1930s) and regional slang is challenging but only because we don't know it; a dictionary neatly addressed this problem. I am grateful to Davis, h...

Sherry (sethurner) rated it ★★★★☆

April 28, 2009

“There was a run-down old tollbridge station in the Shoestring Valley of Southern Oregon where Uncle Preston Shiveley had lived for fifty years, outlasting a wife, two sons, several plagues of grasshoppers, wheat-rust and caterpillars, and a couple or three invasions of land-hunting settlers and...

Robin rated it ★★★★★

May 28, 2009

This book offers an awesome look at Oregon at the end of the 1800's. I copied down several different quotes that were just philosophically awesome. There were terms in the book I'll never understand ("he dug the hole very jesusly") and explanations of occurrences I'd heard of, but with reasons I'...

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