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Silas Strong

Gelesen von Roger Melin

(4,396 Sterne; 24 Bewertungen)



Per the author: "The book has one high ambition. It has tried to tell the sad story of the wilderness itself—to show, from the woodsman's view-point, the play of great forces which have been tearing down his home and turning it into the flesh and bone of cities."
But this story is much more than that. It revolves around Silas Strong and his distaste for the modernization and destruction of his beloved forest surroundings, and how it pleases him to teach younger folk how to appreciate that which has been given us. He takes matters into his own hands, as only Silas Strong can do.

Addison Irving Bacheller was an American journalist and writer who founded the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States. He was a graduate of St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York in 1882. - Summary from Book preface, Wikipedia, Roger Melin (8 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1

28:36

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Chapter 2

6:49

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Chapter 3

9:50

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Chapter 4

20:19

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Chapter 5

15:05

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Chapter 6

8:33

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Chapter 7

8:23

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Chapter 8

17:36

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Chapter 9

24:32

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Chapter 10

13:49

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Chapter 11

15:56

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Chapter 12

23:13

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Chapter 13

11:19

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Chapter 14

13:07

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Chapter 15

9:15

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Chapter 16

19:13

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Chapter 17

6:59

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Chapter 18

21:45

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Chapter 19

11:50

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Chapter 20

9:01

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Chapter 21

9:00

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Chapter 22

15:36

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Chapter 23

13:13

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Chapter 24

9:55

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Chapter 25

16:40

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Chapter 26

12:51

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Chapter 27

7:46

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Chapter 28

7:31

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Chapter 29

11:28

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Chapter 30

42:01

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Chapter 31

8:06

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Chapter 32

8:44

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Chapter 33

5:52

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Chapter 34

11:31

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Chapter 35

8:47

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Chapter 36

7:28

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Bewertungen

Well Read Tale of a Man Whose Life is Disappearing

(4 Sterne)

Silas Strong lives simply in the Adirondack woods. But the lumber barons want to cut down his forest. Will this sentimental but laconic man win his fight for Mother Nature and his way of life, or will the villains of Turn of the Century capitalism finally destroy him? This is seemingly one of those books about quaint gentle country people with their strange dialects and odd country ways, told in a gentle, discursive manner. But there is enough melodrama in the story to keep it moving along, and the author conveys a melancholy completely appropriate to the subject matter. This story is also quite well read.

POIGNANT TRUTH

(5 Sterne)

One reviewer noted the passing of a way of life. That is certainly in the story, but above that is a greater truth. In the misused term "progress" we see the very history of our country being rapaciously destroyed and/or badly altered by selfish magnates whose battle cry is "that's business!". Whether is is forests, oil. gold. silver. copper, or any of a thousand other things, millions of us have been robbed (like Silas) of nature's beauty. A good story with a strong moral.

(1 Sterne)

easy to see how the worship of nater began. although not my point of view, I did try to give it a go.

Amazing

(5 Sterne)

Wonderfully sad story of a bushman and all that he loved and the damnable effects of progress

(5 Sterne)

ole timey but timless nonetheless. well read and we'll developed.