Rockbound: Penguin Modern Classics Edition

Category: Book
By (author): Day, Frank Parker
Subject:  FICTION / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / Coming of Age
  FICTION / General
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Published: May 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00in x 5.18in
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From The Publisher*The timeless novel of Nova Scotia's South Shore

A dreamy, optimistic, and youthful David Jung comes to claim his small share of the harsh domain of Rockbound, an island currently governed by the righteous and rapacious Uriah Jung. As David tries to find his way in a narrow and controlled world, he struggles for survival against his many conflicts and enemies: the sea, his own behavior, his best friend Gershom Born, the secret love he has for his teacher Mary Dauphiny, and--inevitably--his Jung relatives and their greedy ambitions for money and power.
     Rockbound is enormously evocative in the power, terror, and dramatic beauty of the Atlantic sea; unrelenting in its portrait of back-breaking labour, cunning bitterness, and family strife; and, most prominently, an incredible story of many passions--love, pride, greed, and yearning--and the rocky landscape of the human spirit.
Biographical NoteFRANK PARKER DAY was a Canadian fisherman, academic, athlete, and author born in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, in 1881. In 1905 he won a Rhodes Scholarship and studied at Oxford University, where he won the Oxford-Cambridge Heavyweight Championship. He served in the Canadian Army, and after the war he wrote stories for the Atlantic Monthly and Harper's Magazine. He later taught English in both New Brunswick and Schenectady, New York. His best-known novel, Rockbound, was chosen for inclusion in Canada Reads 2005, championed by Donna Morrissey, and won.