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The Untempered Wind

Gelesen von Bruce Pirie

(4,538 Sterne; 13 Bewertungen)

Upon publication of “The Untempered Wind” in 1894, Joanna Wood quickly rose to international prominence, becoming in the next few years the most highly paid fiction-writer in Canada. In this novel, we find a detailed picture of village life. The narrative weaves through a variety of character types: the refined and the coarse, the humble and the self-righteous, the virtuous and the vicious. All these types are measured according to their treatment of Myron Holder, a young unwed mother — a “fallen woman” in the eyes of this “spiteful, narrow-minded village.” An early reviewer extolled Wood as Canada’s Charlotte Brontë, because of her sympathetic treatment of a disadvantaged woman trying to forge an independent life. An even more apt comparison might be to Thomas Hardy: like Hardy's characters, Myron is buffeted by cruel, relentless Fate — the “untempered wind” of the title. In “Silenced Sextet” (a 1993 study of once-popular Canadian women writers who subsequently dropped out of the public eye), Joanna Wood is seen as an important figure in the development of realism in Canadian literature: “No nineteenth-century writer better presents the sound, smell, and feel of day-to-day village life in this country.” - Summary by Bruce Pirie (11 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1

10:45

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Chapter 2

19:14

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Chapter 3

18:58

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Chapter 4

24:52

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Chapter 5

40:05

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Chapter 6

22:55

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Chapter 7

23:21

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Chapter 8

37:18

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Chapter 9

20:04

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Chapter 10

25:46

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Chapter 11

39:54

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Chapter 12

33:20

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Chapter 13

37:58

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Chapter 14

46:14

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Chapter 15

39:37

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Chapter 16

37:22

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Chapter 17

36:30

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Chapter 18

26:56

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Chapter 19

22:40

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Chapter 20

33:58

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Chapter 21

32:41

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Chapter 22

27:17

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Chapter 23

29:34

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Chapter 24

12:54

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Bewertungen

Rather sad story Thank you Bruce

(5 Sterne)