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Nan of Music Mountain   By: (1859-1937)

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Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman is an enthralling and captivating tale set amidst the scenic backdrop of the American West. This book takes readers on a poignant journey filled with love, resilience, and the indomitable spirit of its incredible protagonist, Nan.

The story unfolds in the mountains of Colorado, where Nan, an orphaned young girl, grows up under the wing of Jim McWhorter, a cantankerous mountain man. As Nan matures, she becomes an embodiment of strength and determination, eager to overcome the challenges life throws her way. Despite her hardships, Nan bursts with vivacity and charisma, captivating everyone around her with her unwavering spirit.

Spearman intricately weaves together a captivating plot, expertly balancing themes of love, nature, and human connection. The author's vivid descriptions transport readers to the stunning landscapes of the West, immersing them in the beauty and danger of the untamed wilderness. Through his prose, Spearman creates a vivid sense of place that not only captivates the imagination but also serves as a powerful metaphor for the characters' internal struggles.

One of the greatest strengths of this novel lies in the character development. Nan's transformation from a vulnerable young girl into a resilient woman is incredibly inspiring. It is through Nan's eyes that readers witness the complexities and nuances of the world she inhabits. Supporting characters, such as McWhorter, also leave a lasting impression, illustrating the profound impact that a guardian figure can have on one's life.

Moreover, the book delves into important themes, such as the dichotomy between civilization and the wilderness, the effects of trauma, and the power of redemption. Spearman deftly explores these subjects, leaving readers to contemplate their own perspectives on human nature and the delicate balance between external influences and personal growth.

If there's one aspect that could have been further developed in this novel, it would be the exploration of secondary characters. Although they play vital roles in shaping Nan's journey, some of them remain somewhat underdeveloped, leaving readers longing for a deeper understanding of their personalities and motivations.

Despite this minor drawback, Nan of Music Mountain is a captivating and unforgettable read. Frank H. Spearman's masterful command of language, the rich West setting, and the inspiring journey of Nan make this novel a must-read for those who appreciate stories that uplift the spirit and explore the complexities of the human experience.

In conclusion, Nan of Music Mountain is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking novel that will stay with readers long after they've turned the final page. With its engaging plot, vivid setting, and memorable characters, Frank H. Spearman's book offers an intimate glimpse into the remarkable life of a young woman determined to make her own way in the world.

First Page:

[Illustration: De Spain covered a hardly perceptible black object on the trail.]

NAN OF

MUSIC MOUNTAIN

BY

FRANK H. SPEARMAN

AUTHOR OF

WHISPERING SMITH, ETC.

ILLUSTRATED BY

N. C. WYETH

NEW YORK

GROSSET & DUNLAP

PUBLISHERS

Published by Arrangement with Charles Scribner's Sons

Copyright, 1916, by

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

Published April, 1916

Printed in U. S. A.

TO MY SON

EUGENE LONERGAN SPEARMAN

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I. Frontier Day 1 II. The Thief River Stage Line 18 III. The Spanish Sinks 34 IV. First Blood at Calabasas 52 V. Rounding up Sassoon 61 VI. Heels for It 73 VII. Maintaining a Reputation 87 VIII. The Gambling Room 101 IX. A Cup of Coffee 111 X. The Glass Button 124 XI. After the Storm 138 XII... Continue reading book >>




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