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Barometer rising by Hugh MacLennan

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Published by Collins in Toronto .
Written in English


  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

RBSC copies 1-2: In original red cloth, spine blocked in silver. Copy 2 with dust jacket.

StatementHugh MacLennan.
The Physical Object
Pagination[10], 326 p.
Number of Pages326
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20913474M

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Neil Macrae is the protagonist of Barometer Rising, a Canadian soldier whose sole purpose in the story is the clear his name of the slander by his uncle.. Col. Geoffrey Wain is Neil's uncle and. "Canada's most famous explosion - Halifax, December 6, – became in the skillful hands of author Hugh MacLennan an integral part of one of the .   Barometer Rising has aged better than many of MacLennan's works, but nevertheless contemporary critics and readers often find the quality and tone of his nationalism jarring: Barometer Rising suggests the new role of Canada is to be a bridge between Britain and America. The book's portrayal of women, particularly Penelope Wain, is restrictively Written:   Hugh MacLennan's first novel is a compelling romance set against the horrors of wartime and the catastrophic Halifax Explosion of December 6, , now available as a Penguin Modern the winter of , Penelope Wain is convinced her love, Neil Macrae, is Brand: McClelland & Stewart.

Barometer Rising Book Report Words | 9 Pages. Nevertheless, Colonel Wain takes it for granted that the English mattered and the Canadians did not. He believes Canada to be unredeemably provincial and cannot wait to get back to Europe. Men such as Wain help chain Canada to the past and hold back the rising tide of national identity. Barometer rising. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce [©] (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Hugh MacLennan. Another entry from the Canadian New Library Series, another homerun for Canadian literature. That must necessarily be the ruling on this immensely engaging freshman effort from Hugh MacLennan, for "Barometer Rising" is a taut, intensely character driven novel from one of Canada's great essayists/5(5). The foreword sets the stage when it says that this book "is one of the first ever written to use Halifax, Nova Scotia, as its sole background." Then it blew my mind by saying that there was "as yet no tradition of Canadian literature" at the time Barometer Rising was /5(8).