Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch is a 1901 novel by Alice Hegan Rice, telling of a southern family's humorously coping with poverty. The book was highly popular on its release, and has been adapted to film several times.
Rice was inspired to write the book during her "philanthropic work in a Louisville, Kentucky slum area, where she met an optimistic and cheerful woman" who served as the model for the book's main character.
As of 1997, the book had sold more than 650,000 copies in a hundred printings.
Film adaptations include:
- Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1914 film), a 1914 silent film starring Blanche Chapman
- Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1919 film), a 1919 silent film starring Mary Carr
- Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934 film), a 1934 film released by Paramount Pictures starring Pauline Lord
- Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942 film), a 1942 film also released by Paramount Pictures starring Fay Bainter
- Lowell Hayes Harrison, A New History of Kentucky (1997), p. 324.
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