Sunset Song

Sunset Song

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

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Faced with a choice between a harsh farming life and the world of books and learning, Chris Guthrie chooses to remain in her rural community, bound by her intense love of the land. But everything changes with the arrival of the First World War and Chris finds her land altered beyond recognition. In lyrical prose, Sunset Song evokes village life in the early twentieth century and offers a powerful portrait of a land and people in turmoil. This stunning new edition of one of the most cherished Scottish novels of the twentieth century includes a specially commissioned introduction by Nicola Sturgeon, in which she writes with heartfelt passion of her love for what she regards as 'one of the finest literary accomplishments Scotland has ever known . . . In no small way, I owe my love of literature to Sunset Song'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847673596
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication date: 03/30/2006
Series: Canons , #12
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 249,051
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Lewis Grassic Gibbon (1901–35) is the celebrated pen-name of James Leslie Mitchell. Born and brought up in the rich farming land of North East Scotland, he was a prolific writer of novels, short stories and essays and had seventeen full-length books published before his untimely death at the age of thirty-three. He is today recognised as one of the outstanding figures in Scottish literature, most famous for A Scots Quair, the trilogy of novels which begins with Sunset Song.

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"His three great novels have the impetus and music of mountain burns in full spate."
-The Observer (London)


"His three great novels have the impetus and music of mountain burns in full spate."
-The Observer (London)

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