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Black Rock

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This volume contains Ralph Connor s novel (published in 1900), "Black Rock - A Tale of the Selkirks." Set in a mining and lumberjack boom town in the 1880s, this literary work centres on a new minister who brings the fight for men s souls to the doors of the seedy saloons and dastardly drug pushers. Plots, fights, and double-crosses abound in the back-and-forth battle ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Echo Library (first published 1898)
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Oct 14, 2016 Donna rated it it was amazing
Important historical insight into the life of immigrant workers in the lumber camps and mining camps of British Columbia in the 1800s. Inspiring tale of a Christian preacher and the lives he influences.
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I found an old old old copy of this at the library (one owner wrote "December 25, 1904" on the inside of the cover) so I bought it out of curiosity. I look forward to reading it soon.
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Charles W. Gordon (1860–1937) was educated at the University of Toronto and ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1890. Under the pseudonym Ralph Connor, he published over thirty novels that made him an internationally best-selling author, including The Man from Glengarry (1901) and Glengarry School Days (1902).
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