A Gentleman of Courage: A Novel of the Wilderness

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Kessinger Publishing, May 1, 2005 - Fiction - 356 pages
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1923. Most of Curwood's stories were adventure tales set in the Canadian North, where the author spent much of his time. During the 1920s his books were among the most popular in North America, and many were made into movies. The River's End was the first book to sell more than 100,000 copies in its first edition. The book begins: Pierre Gourdon had the love of God in his heart, a man's love for a man's God, and it seemed to him that in this golden sunset of a July afternoon the great Canadian wilderness all about him was whispering softly the truth of his faith and his creed. For Pierre was the son of a runner of the streams and forests, as that son's father had been before him, and love of adventure ran in his blood, and romance, too; so it was only in the wild and silent places that he felt the soul in him attuned to that fellowship with nature which the good teachers at Ste. Anne de Beaupre did not entirely approve. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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User Review  - Margareth8537 - Goodreads

Nicely written. Came across it on my grandfather's bookshelves and think he bought it new. Particularly interesting as it came out in the 20s but is about an earlier period. Tells quite a bit about the author's time Read full review

Review: A Gentleman of Courage: A Novel of the Wilderness

User Review  - Goodreads

Nicely written. Came across it on my grandfather's bookshelves and think he bought it new. Particularly interesting as it came out in the 20s but is about an earlier period. Tells quite a bit about the author's time Read full review

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