Sherwood Anderson was an Ohio-born author whose early education was interrupted when he needed to support his family. After moving to Chicago in 1893 to continue his education and again in 1912 to begin his writing career, Anderson used his native Ohio as the basis for much of his fiction. "Hands"tells the story of Wing Biddlebaum, a former teacher whose life has been influenced by the misjudgments of his peers early in his career. This short story explores themes of teaching, community, and roles and responsibilities.
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Originally published in the collection, Winesburg, Ohio in 1919.
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