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Macleod of Dare - William Black


Published: 1st November 2006
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The sun had sunk behind the lonely western seas; Ulva, and Lunga, and the Dutchman's Cap had grown dark on the darkening waters; and the smooth Atlantic swell was booming along the somber caves; but up here in Castle Dare, on the high and rocky coast of Mull, the great hall was lit with such a blaze of candles as Castle Dare had but rarely seen...In the words of The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, William Black made "full use of the properties, highland pride and feuds, pipers, legends, ballads and superstitions, the trusted and officious old retainer and dialect; to all this he imparts a personal quality by two rather novel practices. First, he develops the description, in a quasi-poetical style, of the sky and heather and sea of the Hebrides into a separate art, his skill in which won for him a standing among artists; twelve of the most famous illustrators of the day contributed to Macleod of Dare...A second device which Black elaborated ...was the clash of temperaments of widely differing racial types. The Gaelic Macleod of Dare, moody, passionate, foredoomed, should have shown vividly in contrast with the actress Gertrude White, city-born and bred." The Cambridge History may be right in classifying him as "Lesser Novelist," but he seems a lot better than that to us. We like this book, and we're sure that you will, too.

ISBN: 9781598181173
ISBN-10: 1598181173
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st November 2006
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.53