Author Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Elizabeth Madox Roberts sets The Great Meadows at the time of the western migration from Piedmont Virginia to her native Kentucky. The novel recounts the heroism of the Kentucky pioneer---not far removed from Roberts’ own time and experience---particularly through the life of her resilient heroine, Diony Hall. The Great Meadow is a classic of our literature.
Elizabeth Madox Roberts was a lifelong student of the history of Kentucky, where she spent most of her life. Her novels, including The Time of Man, stories, and poetry celebrate the enduring qualities of the woman who settled her native state.