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Rosalind at Red Gate   By: (1866-1947)

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Rosalind at Red Gate by Meredith Nicholson is a delightful coming-of-age novel set in the early 20th century. Set in the picturesque town of Red Gate, the story revolves around the protagonist, Rosalind, and her enchanting journey of self-discovery.

From the very first page, Nicholson effortlessly transports readers to a bygone era, painting vivid pictures of the scenic Red Gate with his elegant prose. The town itself becomes a character, filled with old Victorian houses, sprawling gardens, and a sense of tranquility that permeates throughout the story.

Rosalind, a young woman on the cusp of adulthood, is intricately portrayed with depth and nuance. She is a resilient and independent soul, navigating the challenges of growing up while grappling with societal expectations. Her struggles and victories are both relatable and inspiring, allowing readers to engage deeply with her character.

The supporting cast of characters is equally captivating, each bringing their unique personalities and stories to the narrative. The residents of Red Gate are portrayed with authenticity, adding layers of charm and eccentricity to the novel. From Rosalind's enigmatic Aunt Jane to the enigmatic Mr. Morton, these characters play a vital role in Rosalind's journey, leaving an indelible mark on her life.

Nicholson's mastery lies in his ability to seamlessly interweave themes of love, friendship, and the pursuit of personal happiness. The exploration of societal norms and conventions of the time period is particularly noteworthy, exposing the restrictions placed on women and their limited options for self-fulfillment. Through Rosalind's story, Nicholson encourages readers to challenge societal expectations and forge their own paths.

Moreover, the author skillfully utilizes the picturesque setting to enhance the ambiance and mood of the narrative. Whether it's the moonlit gardens or the secluded woods surrounding Red Gate, the imagery created by Nicholson adds an enchanting layer to the story, captivating readers and invoking a sense of timeless beauty.

The pacing of the book is steady, allowing readers to savor each moment while gradually building towards the crescendo of Rosalind's personal triumph. The plot unfolds in a gentle, unhurried manner, emphasizing the importance of self-discovery and personal growth over the external events of the story.

In conclusion, Rosalind at Red Gate is a beautifully crafted novel that transports readers to a bygone era filled with charm and grace. With its compelling protagonist, evocative setting, and exploration of societal norms, Meredith Nicholson delivers a poignant story that will linger in the hearts of readers long after the final page.

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[Frontispiece: The carnival of canoes]













Rosalind: I thought thy heart had been wounded with the claws of a lion.

Orlando: Wounded it is, but with the eyes of a lady.

As You Like It.

" Then dame Liones said unto Sir Gareth, Sir, I will lend you a ring; but I would pray you as ye love me heartily let me have it again when the tournament is done, for that ring increaseth my beauty much more than it is of itself. And the virtue of my ring is that that is green it will turn to red, and that is red it will turn in likeness to green, and that is blue it will turn to likeness of white, and that is white, it will turn in likeness to blue, and so it will do of all manner of colours. "

Morte D'Arthur.



I A Telegram from Paul Stoddard II Confidences III I Meet Mr. Reginald Gillespie IV I Explore Tippecanoe Creek V A Fight on a House Boat VI A Sunday's Mixed Affairs VII A Broken Oar VIII A Lady of Shadows and Starlight IX The Lights on St. Agatha's Pier X The Flutter of a Handkerchief XI The Carnival of Canoes XII The Melancholy of Mr... Continue reading book >>

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