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The Master of the Mill (New Canadian Library)

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The Master of the Mill, a novel by Frederick Philip Grove (Toronto, 1946; repr 1961), has been criticized for being too technically demanding, with its frequently shifting time frame and points of view, and its complicated subplots. In spite of these drawbacks, the novel is a painstakingly researched, prophetic attempt to trace the effects of industrial mechanization on ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 333 pages
Published January 1st 1961 by New Canadian Library (first published 1944)
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Dec 12, 2015 Ange rated it really liked it
This is one of those books where it's better to pick it up knowing as little as possible of the story so I'll do my best to not give anything away.

This book is set during the industrial revolution and shows the struggles that those who worked for a mill faces as they became less and less useful to keep the mill running. It follows various members of the family who own the mill so if you're not a fan of multiple narrative points of view then this book will probably not be for you. It's important
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Frederick Philip Grove was a German-born Canadian novelist and translator.
He was a prolific translator in Germany, working under his original name Felix Paul Greve and posing as a dandy, before he left Berlin to start a new life in North America in late July 1909. Settling in Manitoba, Canada, in 1912, he became a well known Canadian fiction writer exploring Western prairie pioneer life in vibrant
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