The Winning of Barbara Worth by Harold Bell Wright First Edition Hardcover Book (1911)


1911 First Edition Hardcover copy of The Winning of Barbara Worth by Harold Bell Wright in very good condition with tight binding and no rips, folds or tears. Previous owners names written on inside front cover.

“The Winning of Barbara Worth” tells the story of the development of the Imperial Valley in southern California. The novel centers around three main characters: Willard Holmes, an engineer tasked with building an irrigation system to bring water to the valley; Abe Lee, a cowboy who becomes Holmes’ partner in the project; and Barbara Worth, a young woman who inherits a large tract of land in the valley and becomes a key figure in the irrigation project. The novel is a sweeping saga that explores themes of love, ambition, and the challenges of transforming a desert wasteland into a fertile agricultural region. It was one of the best-selling books of 1911 and was later adapted into a popular silent film.

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