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The Man from Glengarry

Gelesen von Bruce Pirie

(4,767 Sterne; 45 Bewertungen)

With international book sales in the millions, Ralph Connor was the best-known Canadian novelist of the first two decades of the Twentieth Century. The Man from Glengarry was his most popular and accomplished work. Immediately after its publication in 1901, the novel spent several months in the top ranks of the New York Times "Books in Demand" list.

We follow the story of Ranald Macdonald, who is shaped by family and community in rural eastern Ontario in the early decades after Canadian confederation. This is a book about the making of men, but also, ultimately, about the making of a nation, as the mature Ranald moves west to take a leadership role in the fledgling province of British Columbia.

The Man from Glengarry features adventure and romance, and is, above all, a work of serious moral purpose. "Ralph Connor" was the pen-name of the Reverend Charles Gordon, a prominent Canadian minister, and his stories are woven through with his religious convictions. His is a two-fisted Christianity — or, as he said in his autobiography, a religion that can appeal to "red-blooded" people who aren't afraid to engage in physical conflict for causes that they know are right. (Summary by Bruce Pirie) (12 hr 47 min)


00 - Dedication and Preface


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01 - The Open River


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02 - Vengeance is Mine


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03 - The Manse in the Bush


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04 - The Ride for Life


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05 - Forgive Us Our Debts


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06 - A New Friend


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07 - Maimie


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08 - The Sugaring-Off


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09 - A Sabbath Day's Work


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10 - The Home-Coming of the Shantymen


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11 - The Wake


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12 - Seed-Time


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13 - The Logging Bee


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14 - She Will Not Forget


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15 - The Revival


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16 - And the Glory


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17 - LeNoir's New Master


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18 - He is not of My Kind


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19 - One Game at a Time


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20 - Her Clinging Arms


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21 - I Will Remember


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22 - Forget that I Loved You


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23 - A Good True Friend


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24 - The West


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25 - Glengarry Forever


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Moving coming of age story

(5 Sterne)

The story starts around 1860 with Ranald as a teenager and follows him through 10 years of joys, sorrows, successes and struggles as he moves from boyhood to manhood. He's no Sunday school cut-out, but a real man whose decisions shape who he becomes in life. There are also several excellent women characters - oh that I could be more like Mrs. Murray! I will not read much contemporary Christian fiction because it's often shallow and the theology is too pat and in your face. The faith that these characters live out is deep and real and moving beyond words. Bruce does an excellent job reading this solo project. (And the setting in Post-Confederation Canada prompted me to do a bit of reading on the history of our northern neighbor!)

great story, great reading

(5 Sterne)

It took me a little bit to get used to the reader, but I was gradually taken in by his excellent diction and careful reading. It's a very fine old story and I feel a better person for having listened to it.

(3,5 Sterne)

Indeed I get to despise that frustrating Mimi and Ronald, although a splendid male character, soo stupid to fall în love with that shalow girl! I kept skipping trough the book.... But the things got worse and the "happy" ending was precipitate and forced.

Excellent Reading of a Christian Romance

(4 Sterne)

The excellent reading of this Christian Romance is equal to and better than many commercial projects. The book is a mix of Sunday School teaching, romance, and hard life of men of the Canadian frontier.

man from Glengarry

(5 Sterne)

Good, good, wonderful book. The reader is dinomite. Setting is Canada with Scottish settlers and plenty of French. Connor even put in some gaylic (I can't spell). Loved it! Well worth a listen.

Fantastic book!

(5 Sterne)

I've never heard of this book before and I don't know why. It is a gripping story of Canada and the main character is so inspiring.


(5 Sterne)

A most delightful story. So full of depth. The voice of the narrator Mr. Bruce Pirie was cutout for this, thank you. JK

(5 Sterne)

Excellent narration. An inspiring story that stirs one to betterment