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Shadows on the Rock

Willa Cather

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"Superbly written, with that sensitivity to sunset and afterglow that has always been Miss Cather's." -The New York Times Willa Cather wrote Shadows on the Rock immediately after her historical masterpiece, Death Comes for the Archbishop. Like its predecessor, this novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to that new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they left behind. In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends-and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ann Marie Lee

Length:

8h 36m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:19


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:53


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:51


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:18


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:14


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:44


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:10


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:31


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:35


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:39


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:19


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:03


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:54


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:40


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:21


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:50


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:10


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:45