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Complete Works of Gilbert Parker   By: (1862-1932)

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The Complete Works of Gilbert Parker by Gilbert Parker is an extraordinary collection of literary brilliance that immerses readers into the captivating world of historical fiction. This anthology encompasses a wide range of Parker's writings, encapsulating his remarkable storytelling abilities and talent for crafting intricate narratives.

Set across various locales, the stories transport readers to different time periods, from the 19th-century Canadian wilderness to the turbulent landscapes of Europe. Each tale unfolds with meticulous detail, painting vivid landscapes and bringing the past to life. Parker's extensive research is evident throughout the collection, as he flawlessly incorporates historical events and societal intricacies into his plotlines.

The characters in these stories are intricately drawn, exhibiting a vast array of personalities that encompass both heroism and flaws. They are palpable and relatable, each possessing their own unique stories and motivations. Parker's ability to create multidimensional characters adds depth to the narratives, allowing readers to form emotional connections with them and become wholly invested in their journeys.

One of the highlights of this anthology is Parker's writing style, which is both eloquent and engaging. His prose effortlessly captures the essence of each era, blending rich descriptions with witty dialogue. This fusion of narrative techniques propels the stories forward with a sense of urgency, while maintaining a sense of authenticity that keeps readers engrossed.

Furthermore, the anthology provides a fascinating insight into the social and political climate of the time. Parker adeptly weaves societal issues into the fabric of his stories, shedding light on topics such as colonialism, class divisions, and cultural clashes. This adds a layer of depth to the narratives, unveiling the complexities of the historical context in which the characters exist.

While the collection contains a number of shorter stories, it also includes longer works that showcase Parker's ability to sustain suspense and build intricate plotlines. These longer narratives demonstrate the author's mastery in crafting sprawling epics that seamlessly blend romance, adventure, and suspense.

In conclusion, The Complete Works of Gilbert Parker by Gilbert Parker is an essential anthology for any lover of historical fiction. Parker's impeccable storytelling, vivid characterization, and evocative prose make this collection an immersive and enthralling journey through time. Whether readers are familiar with Parker's work or discovering it for the first time, this compilation is bound to captivate and leave a lasting impression.

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Title: Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

Author: Gilbert Parker


The Judgment House Pierre and His People Romany of the Snows Northern Lights Mrs. Falchion Cumner & South Sea Folk Valmond Came to Pontiac The Trail of the Sword Translation of a Savage Pomp of the Lavilettes At Sign of the Eagle The Trespasser March of White Guard Seats of the Mighty Battle Of The Strong Lane Had No Turning Parables Of A Province The Right Of Way Michel And Angele John Enderby Sorrow On The Sea Donovan Pasha &c The Weavers Embers (Poetry) A Lover's Diary(Poetry) The Money Master The World For Sale Never Know Your Luck Wild Youth No Defense Carnac's Folly


by Gilbert Parker

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Except where references to characters well known to all the world occur in these pages, this book does not present a picture of public or private individuals living or dead. It is not in any sense a historical novel. It is in conception and portraiture a work of the imagination.

"Strangers come to the outer wall (Why do the sleepers stir?) Strangers enter the Judgment House (Why do the sleepers sigh?) Slow they rise in their judgment seats, Sieve and measure the naked souls, Then with a blessing return to sleep... Continue reading book >>

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