Sunset Song
ISBN: 1841957569
EAN13: 9781841957562
Language: English
Pages: 294
Dimensions: 1.02" H x 7.64" L x 4.8" W
Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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'.

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   The author uses many Scottish words and phrases so I would recommend that you Google "Sunset Song glossary" before you start ...
The history of a small Scottish village is slowly moving through the book. The story gets more and more interesting if you get through that. The characters are well developed and the story draws you in as if you were living it. If you want to understand the meaning of the Scottish words and phrases used by the author, you should use a Sunset Song glossary.
 
5
   Scottish story telling at its finest.
I did not make it through this book in senior school. I fell in love with the book after I did the play. You will find yourself on a journey with young Chris as she grows up on a farm in the Mearns of Scotland, if you keep listening to the language. Through the first world war it is a coming of age story. As she struggles to maintain her life, you will fall in love with her neighbors.
 
4
   Well worth the read
It is a classic of Scottish literature. The first novel is the most read and follows the main characters for several decades. It is a good read for anyone interested in the social history of Scotland's rural population in the early 20 th century. The trilogy shows how the social, political and economic factors of the times affected the poor. We only read about how the wealthy were affected by these factors. The characters in a show. The trilogy gives the reader a better idea of what it was like to live during these times. The attempt to replicate rural dialects can be charming, but members of my book club, whose first language is not English, found the language hard work.
 
5
   A Classic Scottish Romance
Before and after the Great War, there was a gorgeous novel. There are depictions of the land, the seasons, the villagers and the family at Blawearie. You feel like you have grown to know the simple, kind folk of the Scottish village because of the war, but you can't help but see how bad it is.
 
5
   Lyrical
This was a beautiful novel that I enjoyed. This is a story of love and loss, grief and joy, written in the olde way, from a Scottish time long lost. I think you should.
 
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   times past
It's a classic detailing of that era, but a bit hard at first, but as the story developed I could empathise with the characters.
 
5
   Terrific book!
There is a powerful song about the vanishing of a way of life. The village life in northeastern Scotland through the end of WWI was a beautiful, warts and all portrait of the characters. There was a musical and poetic performance. The author uses many Scottish expressions, making it somewhat difficult for a modern reader, but the sense is clear and the effort is more than rewarded. Don't skip it!
 
5
   You will remember this one, long after you've finished it.
I loved it! This was a challenge since I'm a chapter reader who doesn't like to end my reading before the end of a chapter. There are only 4 chapters. I finished it because I had to do other things, but it was worth it. I will purchase the other book. As far as Scots are concerned, it gave me a different view on the war.
 
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