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The Woman from Outside [on Swan River]   By: (1879-1944)

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The Woman from Outside [on Swan River] by Hulbert Footner is an enthralling tale that pulls readers into the vivid and atmospheric world of turn-of-the-century Vancouver. With its intriguing plot, complex characters, and masterful portrayal of the city's history and landscape, this book is sure to captivate readers from start to finish.

Set against the backdrop of the bustling and growing city of Vancouver, the story follows a diverse cast of characters as they navigate love, secrets, and the challenges of a changing society. At the center of the narrative is a mysterious woman who arrives in town, bringing with her a past that slowly unravels as the plot unfolds.

Footner's writing is exceptional, perfectly capturing the essence of Vancouver at the time and transporting readers to its streets, buildings, and natural beauty. The author's meticulous attention to detail and rich descriptions paint a vivid picture of the era, allowing readers to immerse themselves fully in the story.

The characterization in this book is one of its strongest points. Each character feels vivid and complex, with their own motivations and secrets. From the enigmatic woman at the center of the story to the various supporting characters, everyone feels fully developed and adds depth to the narrative.

Moreover, the exploration of various themes, such as identity, societal expectations, and the power of secrets, adds a layer of substance to the story. Footner deftly weaves these themes into the fabric of the plot, providing ample food for thought and giving the book a touch of sophistication.

As the story unfolds, the tension steadily mounts, keeping readers on the edge of their seats. Footner expertly crafts twists and turns, creating an atmosphere of suspense and mystery that will keep readers guessing until the very end. The pacing is well-handled, and the story moves at just the right speed, allowing readers to savor each moment while remaining engaged.

The Woman from Outside [on Swan River] is a beautifully written and expertly crafted piece of historical fiction. Hulbert Footner's skillful storytelling, coupled with his deep understanding of Vancouver's history, creates a truly immersive reading experience. Whether one is familiar with the city's past or not, this book is bound to entertain and captivate readers who appreciate a well-written, atmospheric tale filled with intrigue and secrets.

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[Transcriber's Note: Obvious errors in the text have been corrected. Changes have also been made to make spelling, hyphenation, and punctuation use consistent. A full list of changes is at the end of the text.]

THE WOMAN from "OUTSIDE" [On Swan River]

By HULBERT FOOTNER Author of "The Fur Bringers" etc.

THE JAMES A. McCANN COMPANY Publishers New York

Copyright, 1921 by THE JAMES A. McCANN COMPANY All Rights Reserved

PRINTED IN THE U. S. A.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE WHITE MEDICINE MAN 1 II HOOLIAM 15 III THE UNEXPECTED VISITOR 24 IV MORE ABOUT CLARE 35 V THE FIRST STAGE 46 VI THE KAKISAS 59 VII ON THE RIVER 68 VIII THE LOG SHACK 83 IX THE FOOT 96 X THE START HOME 111 XI THE MYSTERY 129 XII IMBRIE 139 XIII THE RESCUE 154 XIV PURSUIT 172 XV UPS AND DOWNS 192 XVI THE LAST STAGE ON SWAN RIVER 212 XVII THE HEARING 243 XVIII A LETTER FROM MAJOR EGERTON TO HIS FRIEND ARTHUR DONCOURT, ESQ... Continue reading book >>




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