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Sunset Song

Author : Lewis Grassic Gibbon
ISBN : 9780857907134
Genre : Fiction
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Faced with a choice between her harsh farming life and the seductive but distant world of books and learning, Chris Guthrie eventually decides to remain in her rural community, bound by her intense love of the land. However, the intervention of the First World War leaves her choice in tatters. Chris is now a widowed single mother: her farm, and the land it occupies, is altered beyond recognition - trees torn down, people displaced. But although the novel describes a way of life which is in decline, it also presents a strong image of hope. Chris adapts to her new world, displaying an intuitive strength which, like the land which she loves, endures despite everything. "Sunset Song" is a testament to Scotland's agricultural past, to the world of crofters and tradition which was destroyed in the First World War. It is a powerful description of life in the first few decades of the century through the evocation of change and the lyrical intensity of its prose. Renowned expert Ian Campbell has produced the first new scholarly text for fifteen years and has the blessing of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon estate.
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Sunset Song World S Classic Series

Author : Lewis Grassic Gibbon
ISBN : 9788026853251
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: “SUNSET SONG (World's Classic Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Sunset Song is widely regarded as one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century. Chris Guthrie, the female protagonist, is a strong character who grows up in a dysfunctional farming family. Life is hard after her dad's death and she must take some tough decisions to save her farms under the inevitable threat of World War I . . . Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935), a Scottish writer famous for his contribution to the Scottish Renaissance and portrayal of strong female characters.
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A Scots Quair Sunset Song Cloud Howe Grey Granite World S Classics Series

Author : Lewis Grassic Gibbon
ISBN : 9788026853244
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: “A SCOTS QUAIR: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe & Grey Granite (World's Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Sunset Song is the first book of the trilogy A Scots Quair and widely regarded as one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century. Chris Guthrie, the female protagonist, is a strong character who grows up in a dysfunctional farming family. Life is hard after her dad's death and she must take some tough decisions to save her farms under the inevitable threat of World War I. Cloud HoweII is the story of Chris Guthrie and her second husband Robert. They move to Segget, a mill town where a class struggle is taking shape and Robert is at the helm of political affairs. Grey Granite is the final book of the trilogy and the story of Ewan, Chris's son in the depression era. Ewan is forced to become a communist activist due to violence and police brutality. But everything is threatened when the cause becomes bigger than the people around him. Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901 – 1935), a Scottish writer famous for his contribution to the Scottish Renaissance and portrayal of strong female characters.
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Sunset Song Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Author : Lewis Grassic Gibbon
ISBN : 1721973052
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Chris Guthrie's mother, broken by repeated childbirths and learning she is again pregnant, kills her baby twins and herself. Two younger children go to live with their aunt and uncle in Aberdeen, leaving Chris, her older brother Will, and her father to run the farm on their own. Will and his father have a stormy relationship; and Will emigrates to Argentina with his young bride, Mollie Douglas. Chris is left to do all the work around the house. Soon after this, her father suffers a stroke, leaving him bedridden. For a time, he tries to persuade her to commit incest with him; but, as he is badly hurt, he is not able to force her. He dies shortly afterwards. At his funeral, Chris realises what happened to her father and breaks down in tears as she never knew the hardship he has endured for them. Chris, who has had some education, considers leaving for a job as a teacher in the towns, but realises she loves the land and cannot leave it. Instead, she marries a young farmer called Ewan Tavendale and carries on farming. For a time, they are happily married, and they have a son, whom they also call Ewan. However, when World War I breaks out, Ewan Sr. and many other young men join up. When he comes home on leave, he treats Chris badly, evidently brutalised by his experiences in the army. Ewan dies in the war; and Chris subsequently hears from Chae Strachan, who is home on leave, that Ewan was shot as a deserter but that he died thinking of her. She begins a relationship with the new minister, and she watches as he dedicates the War Memorial at the Standing Stones above her home. The Sun sets to the Flowers of the Forest, bringing an end to their way of life, forever.
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Sunset Song

Author : James Leslie Mitchell
ISBN : OXFORD:503895349
Genre : Fiction
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The Sunset Song

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ISBN : 0365277665
Genre : Poetry
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Excerpt from The Sunset Song: And Other Verses Goes on and leaves her there? He sings! Sings as a seraph shut from heaven. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Sunset Song

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ISBN : UCBK:C057187482
Genre : Indians of North America
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Sunset Song

Author : Alastair Cording
ISBN : OCLC:29388203
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A Twentieth Century Literature Reader

Author : Suman Gupta
ISBN : 0415351715
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This critical Reader is the essential companion to any course in twentieth-century literature. Drawing upon the work of a wide range of key writers and critics, the selected extracts provide: a literary-historical overview of the twentieth century insight into theoretical discussions around the purpose, value and form of literature which dominated the century closer examination of representative texts from the period, around which key critical issues might be debated. Clearly conveying the excitement generated by twentieth-century literary texts and by the provocative critical ideas and arguments that surrounded them, this reader can be used alongside the two volumes of Debating Twentieth-Century Literature or as a core text for any module on the literature of the last century. Texts examined in detail include: Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, Mansfield's Short Stories, poetry of the 1930s, Gibbon's Sunset Song, Eliot's Prufrock, Brecht's Galileo, Woolf's Orlando, Okigbo's Selected Poems, du Maurier's Rebecca, poetry by Ginsburg and O'Hara, Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Puig's Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Heaney's New Selected Poems 1966-1987, Gurnah's Paradise and Barker's The Ghost Road.
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