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The Resource Shadows on the rock, Willa Cather

Shadows on the rock, Willa Cather

Label
Shadows on the rock
Title
Shadows on the rock
Statement of responsibility
Willa Cather
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Willa Cather wrote Shadows on the Rock immediately after her historical masterpiece, Death Comes for the Archbishop. Like its predecessor, this novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to that 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 Cecile 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 creche. 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
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KToSCC
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1873-1947
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Cather, Willa
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Frontenac, Louis de Buade
  • Large type books
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
Shadows on the rock, Willa Cather
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19000547
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
330 pages.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780896214132
Lccn
82019485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Shadows on the rock, Willa Cather
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19000547
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
330 pages.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780896214132
Lccn
82019485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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