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Shadows on the Rock (Vintage Classics)

by Willa Cather

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Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they left behind.

In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends?and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder.
 

BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.

Product Description

Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they left behind.

In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends?and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder.
 

BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.

ASIN B005FY6PYQ
Amazon Sales Rank 346,287
Main Category Kindle Edition
Group eBooks
Publisher Vintage
Studio Vintage
Manufacturer Vintage
Language(s) English (Published)
Adult Product? No
 

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