Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

The Little Minister   By: (1860-1937)

The Little Minister by J. M. Barrie

The Little Minister by J.M. Barrie is a charming and heartwarming tale that takes readers on a journey to the quaint village of Thrums, nestled amidst the picturesque Scottish moors.

Barrie, known for his iconic work Peter Pan, showcases his exceptional storytelling prowess in this lesser-known gem. The plot revolves around the unlikely and forbidden love story between Gavin Dishart, the young and idealistic minister, and Babbie, a spirited and mysterious gypsy woman.

One of the most captivating aspects of the book is Barrie's vivid and evocative descriptions of the Scottish village. Through his words, readers can almost feel the biting wind on the moors and smell the scent of wildflowers in the air. Barrie's love for his homeland shines through, making the setting an integral part of the story, adding depth and authenticity to the narrative.

The characterization in The Little Minister is another highlight. Gavin Dishart, with his youthful enthusiasm and eagerness to bring change, is a relatable and endearing protagonist. Readers will find themselves rooting for him as he navigates the complexities of his role as a minister and his forbidden romance. Babbie, on the other hand, is a fascinating and enigmatic character. Her free-spirited nature and lively personality create an appealing contrast to the more reserved and conservative residents of Thrums.

The themes explored in this novel are timeless and thought-provoking. Barrie delves into societal norms, the clash of different social classes, and the consequences of pursuing love against the odds. The Little Minister is a nuanced exploration of societal prejudices and the sacrifices one has to make to pursue personal happiness.

Furthermore, Barrie's writing style is eloquent and lyrical, drawing readers into the narrative from the first page. His ability to seamlessly weave humor, drama, and romance creates a captivating reading experience. The dialogue between characters is witty and engaging, adding depth to their interactions and allowing readers to become fully immersed in the plot.

Overall, The Little Minister is a delightful and enchanting novel that offers a glimpse into a bygone era. Barrie's evocative descriptions, well-crafted characters, and exploration of timeless themes make this a must-read for fans of classic literature. Whether you are drawn to romances, social commentary, or simply appreciate a well-written story, The Little Minister is sure to captivate and leave a lasting impression.

First Page:

The Little Minister



Maude Adams Edition

NEW YORK R. H. RUSSELL: Publisher 1898

Copyright 1891 and 1895 By UNITED STATES BOOK CO.



PAGE I. The Love Light. 1 II. Runs Alongside the Making of a Minister. 7 III. The Night Watchers. 17 IV. First Coming of the Egyptian Woman. 30 V. A Warlike Chapter, Culminating in the Flouting of the Minister by the Woman. 42 VI. In Which the Soldiers Meet the Amazons of Thrums. 50 VII. Has the Folly of Looking into a Woman's Eyes by way of Text. 62 VIII. 3 A.M. Monstrous Audacity of the Woman. 69 IX. The Woman Considered in Absence Adventures of a Military Cloak. 79 X. First Sermon Against Women. 89 XI. Tells in a Whisper of Man's Fall During the Curling Season. 100 XII... Continue reading book >>

eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books