Sunset Song

Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857907131
Category: Fiction
Page: 292
View: 6768
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.

The Sunset Song

And Other Verses (Classic Reprint)
Author: N.A
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780365277668
Category: Poetry
Page: 328
View: 1462
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 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.

A SCOTS QUAIR: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe & Grey Granite (World's Classics Series)

A Gripping Trilogy of a Woman's Life amidst the Radically Changing World (One of the Most Important British Novels of the 20th Century)
Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026853245
Category: Fiction
Page: 700
View: 1727
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.

SUNSET SONG (World's Classic Series)

One of the Greatest Works of Scottish Literature from the Renowned Author of Spartacus, Smeddum & The Thirteenth Disciple
Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026853253
Category: Fiction
Page: 265
View: 3995
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.

Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song

Author: Alastair Cording,Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854597724
Category: Drama
Page: 60
View: 6583
A classic of Scots literature, brilliantly adapted for the stage. Sunset Song is the first novel in Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Scots Quair trilogy, a rich evocation of growing up on a farm in Scotland in the early-20th century, of being in love and in lust, of getting by as a young mother on your own and of losing your lover in war. The distinguishing feature of the books - and of this dramatisation - is the use of the rhythms and vocabulary of Scots to tell the story. This stage version of Sunset Song by Alastair Cording was first performed at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in 1991. 'Succeeds marvellously... puts Scotland's own history onto the stage with vigour, precision and skill... a pure piece of theatre' Guardian 'Does full justice to Grassic Gibbon... a joy and a wrench to watch its blithe unfolding of tragedy and hope' Scotland on Sunday

Scottish Landscape

Sunset Song, Ayrshire Idylls, The House with the Green Shutters
Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon,Neil Munro,George Douglas Brown
Publisher: Palimpsest Book Production Limited
ISBN: 1910486140
Category: Fiction
Page: 542
View: 565
A Scottish lost treasures collection of three classic Scottish historical novels, each set in a beautifully described landscape. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics series, Scottish Lost Treasures, shows us how much poorer Britain's cultural heritage would be without Scottish writers ... The best example I've seen of how curation and presentation can bring old books to new audiences" - The Observer "This strikes me as a fantastic venture, and one I hope will expand further" - Professor Willy Maley, University of Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday

Sunset Song

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781510046528
Page: N.A
View: 9821

A Scots Quair, (Sunset Song, Cloud Howe, Grey Granite), Glossary of Scots Included

Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781849023375
Category: Fiction
Page: 586
View: 6448
A Scots Quair is a trilogy by the Scottish writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon, describing the life of Chris Guthrie, a woman from the north east of Scotland during the early 20th century.It consists of three novels: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe, and Grey Granite. The first is widely regarded as an important classic. A comprehensive glossary of the Scots dialect is included.

The Sunset-Song and Other Verses

Author: Elizabeth Akers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780649762996
Page: 338
View: 1929
Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.

A Twentieth-century Literature Reader

Texts and Debates
Author: Suman Gupta,David Johnson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415351713
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
View: 3435
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.

A Scots Quair

Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857905716
Category: Fiction
Page: 696
View: 7179
Written by one of the all-time greats of Scottish literature, truly revolutionary, "A Scots Quair" is a trilogy of novels: "Sunset Song" (1932), "Cloud Howe" (1933) and "Grey Granite" (1934). At each book's core is the heroine Chris Guthrie, as she grows from a child into adulthood through the Great War to the development of communism in the 1920s. Grassic Gibbon's writing is unique and riveting, blending Scots and English in an accessible style, and eloquent in its humanity and celebration of nature.

A Song At Sunset

A moving World War Two love story of family, heartbreak and guilt
Author: Amelia Carr
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755359992
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
View: 2693
A wartime love affair tears a family apart. Can old wounds ever be healed? The past takes action on the present in A Song At Sunset, as secret lovers torn apart in World War Two separates a mother and daughter by guilt and shame forty years later. Amelia Carr's novel is the perfect read for fans of Lucinda Riley, Rachel Hore and Katherine Webb. When the Second World War breaks out, Carrie Chapman rebels against her controlling husband to work at a local hospital. Amidst the chaos of the Bristol blitz, Carrie finds herself falling in love with a young doctor, Dev. Carrie's willing to defy convention and leave her stifling marriage for Dev, but one summer evening, horrific events change Carrie's life for ever. Since that night, for forty years, Carrie's beloved daughter, Gillian, has refused to see or speak to her. Now, someone is digging into the past. Will Carrie break her long silence and, if she does, will Gillian finally be able to forgive? What readers are saying about A Song At Sunset: 'A lovely read. Don't miss it' 'I could not put this book down, it has everything - love, misunderstandings, duty, family' 'It is a tale of the way a troubled family interacts. Beautifully and sympathetically observed'

Echoes Of The Great Song

Heroic Fantasy
Author: David Gemmell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409093603
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 7229
'In my pantheon of literary greats, David Gemmell stands alone . . . he put me on the path I still walk today' CONN IGGULDEN The Great Bear will descend from the skies, and with his paw, lash at the ocean. He will devour all the works of Man. Then he will sleep for ten thousand years, and the breath of his sleep will be death. The prophecy had come true. The world spun. Tidal waves lashed the planet, and a new ice age dawned. The few survivors of a once great empire struggled to rebuild, to hold their ground against the rising barbarian tide. Then two moons appeared in the skies, unleashing a terrible evil that threatened not only the new empire, but the survival of the world itself. 'When it comes to heroic fantasy, nobody does it better than David Gemmell' The Dark Side 'Gemmell is several rungs above the good - right into the fabulous' Anne McCaffrey 'The best fantasy inspires genuine involvement. David Gemmell's novels do just that' Interzone

My First Summer in the Sierra

The Journal of a Soul on Fire
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 184767447X
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 628
In the summer of 1869, John Muir set out from California's Central Valley with a flock of sheep and trekked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. His journals describe the summer he spent in what would become Yosemite National Park. Celebrating the Sierra's lizards and mountain lions, tall trees and waterfalls, fierce thunderstorms and bears, Muir raises an awareness of nature to a spiritual dimension.John Muir is internationally acknowledged as one of the founding fathers of modern conservation and his vision, passion and integrity continue to inspire readers today - particularly in this, his best-loved book.

Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange
Author: Margery Palmer McCulloch
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748634754
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 3892
This innovative book proposes the expansion of the existing idea of an interwar Scottish Renaissance movement to include its international significance as a Scottish literary modernism interacting with the intellectual and artistic ideas of European modernism as well as responding to the challenges of the Scottish cultural and political context. Topics range from the revitalisation of the Scots vernacular as an avant-garde literary language in the 1920s and the interaction of literature and politics in the 1930s to the fictional re-imagining of the Highlands, the response of women writers to a changing modern world and the manifestations of a late modernism in the 1940s and 1950s. Writers featured include Hugh MacDiarmid, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Neil M. Gunn, Edwin and Willa Muir, Catherine Carswell, Sydney Goodsir Smith and Sorley MacLean.

Higher English for CfE: Critical Reading

Author: Carolyn Cunningham
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147183803X
Category: Study Aids
Page: 300
View: 1478
Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: English First Teaching: September 2014 First Exam: June 2015 A comprehensive working guide to the Critical Reading section of Higher English for CfE - worth 40% of available marks in the exam. Critical Reading (made up of two sections: Scottish Text and Critical Essay) is a very significant element of the new Higher English qualification. This book provides you with the support and advice you will need to succeed in this vital area, with a top expert guiding you through the course and suggesting approaches to the exam, so that you achieve the best grades you can. By focusing on specific examples of Scottish texts, this book enables you to increase your knowledge and approach any text with greater skill. - Become more secure in your knowledge of texts - Develop your analysis and essay writing skills through studying specific examples of texts, with exam-style questions - Includes revision tips to help you approach the exam with confidence and succeed on the day

Der Gesang der Wellen nach dem Sturm

Author: Kirsty Wark
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426422689
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 3412
Auf der kleinen sturmumtosten Insel Arran, im Westen Schottlands, lebt Elizabeth Pringle. Die alte Dame weiß, dass sie nicht mehr lange zu leben hat und es an der Zeit ist, endlich mit der Vergangenheit abzuschließen und sich von der Seele zu schreiben, woran sie seit Jahrzehnten so schwer zu tragen hat. Kurze Zeit später erlebt Martha die Über­raschung ihres Lebens: Eine Unbekannte namens Elizabeth Pringle hat ihrer kranken Mutter ein Haus auf Arran vermacht.