Driven Back To Eden


Read by DavidG

(4.7 stars; 69 reviews)

Frustrated with life in the tenements generally and the negative influences on his children specifically, a father decides to move his family to the country, where they live off the land and breathe fresh air. - Summary by David Gore (7 hr 31 min)

Chapters

PREFACE 1:53 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER I A PROBLEM 13:26 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER II I STATE THE CASE 9:45 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER III NEW PROSPECTS 5:11 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER IV A MOMENTOUS EXPEDITION 6:45 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER V A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS IN A CITY FLAT 7:35 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER VI A BLUFF FRIEND 8:46 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER VII MR. JONES SHOWS ME THE PLACE 10:11 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER VIII TELLING ABOUT EDEN 5:30 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER IX BREAKING CAMP 6:15 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER X SCENES ON THE WHARF 9:16 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XI A VOYAGE UP THE HUDSON 11:02 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XII A MARCH EVENING IN EDEN 10:53 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XIII RESCUED AND AT HOME 13:53 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XIV SELF-DENIAL AND ITS REWARD 13:45 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XV OUR SUNNY KITCHEN 10:16 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XVI MAKING A PLACE FOR CHICKENS 7:46 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XVII GOOD BARGAINS IN MAPLE SUGAR 6:18 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XVIII BUTTERNUTS AND BOBSEY'S PERIL 10:53 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XIX JOHN JONES, JUN 10:12 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XX RASPBERRY LESSONS 11:02 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXI THE ''VANDOO'' 10:45 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXII EARLY APRIL GARDENING 13:42 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXIII A BONFIRE AND A FEAST 12:41 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXIV ''NO BLIND DRIFTING'' 5:43 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXV OWLS AND ANTWERPS 7:02 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXVI A COUNTRY SUNDAY 7:09 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXVII STRAWBERRY VISIONS AND ''PERTATERS'' 9:24 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXVIII CORN, COLOR, AND MUSIC 7:41 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXIX WE GO A-FISHING 7:34 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXX WEEDS AND WORKING FOR DEAR LIFE 13:49 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXXI NATURE SMILES AND HELPS 9:36 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXXII CHERRIES, BERRIES, AND BERRY-THIEVES 10:24 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXXIII GIVEN HIS CHOICE 10:55 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXXIV GIVEN A CHANCE 15:02 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXXV WE SHALL ALL EARN OUR SALT 11:54 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXXVI A THUNDERBOLT 6:59 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXXVII RALLYING FROM THE BLOW 17:35 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXXVIII AUGUST WORK AND PLAY 10:16 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XXXIX A TRIP TO THE SEASHORE 11:40 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XL A VISIT TO HOUGHTON FARM 10:55 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XLI HOARDING FOR WINTER 11:36 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XLII AUTUMN WORK AND SPORT 26:56 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XLIII THANKSGIVING DAY 5:56 Read by DavidG
CHAPTER XLIV WE CAN MAKE A LIVING IN EDEN 6:10 Read by DavidG

Reviews

A story of a first year of small farm life, well read.


(4 stars)

Far before the Back to the Earth movements of current years, this story details the story of a NYC family of five who took over the running of an orchard and small farm in New England. A truly sustainable method of farming. effort. horse power was by horse, food from garden or local market, milk from a cow and meat and eggs from hundreds of chickens. The herculean task of planting, weeding, pruning and planning is well described. Not included was the women's work of milking, separating cream and milk, making butter, sewing clothes, repairing farm

Great book provides a fascinating insight to life in the 1880s


(5 stars)

enjoyable book.


(5 stars)

Really appreciate the values expressed in this book, it would be a good one to read aloud with a family.


(5 stars)

I loved all of the valuable information regarding crops and gardening. What a wonderful bonus to a very good book.


(4 stars)

Listening to this book always helps me get in the mood for gardening.