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Lory Hess, January 4, 2015 (view all comments by Lory Hess)
In Shadows on the Rock, Willa Cather departed from the prairie narratives for which she is most well known to write a historical novel about late seventeenth century Quebec. It received little acclaim upon publication, and is still often overlooked today. Certainly, you can't go into Shadows on the Rock expecting anything in the way of an exciting plot. The novel generally follows the course of a year in the city, starting from the significant time in late autumn when the last ships leave for France and the colonists are left on their own for the winter. It meanders from one character and incident to another, in a series of vignettes which all together build a rich portrait of a place and time. But if you undertake this journey, you'll be rewarded by passage after passage of beautiful language that lifts the novel into the realm of poetry. Cather is absolutely in control of her material here, creating a integrated if impressionistic work of art in which no word is wasted or out of place.
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ISBN:
9780679764045
Author:
Cather, Willa Silbert
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Canada History To 1763 (New France) Fiction.
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.12x5.12x.65 in. .56 lbs.

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