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Rape of the Fair Country

Rape of the Fair Country Set in the turbulent times of the Industrial Revolution in th century Wales this famous novel begins the story of the Mortymer family and the ironmaking communities of Blaenavon and Nantyglo It is

  • Title: Rape of the Fair Country
  • Author: Alexander Cordell
  • ISBN: 9781872730158
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Set in the turbulent times of the Industrial Revolution in 19th century Wales, this famous novel begins the story of the Mortymer family and the ironmaking communities of Blaenavon and Nantyglo.It is the book which launched Alexander Cordell in 1959 as a best selling author and was translated into numerous languages to sell millions of copies throughout the world It is anSet in the turbulent times of the Industrial Revolution in 19th century Wales, this famous novel begins the story of the Mortymer family and the ironmaking communities of Blaenavon and Nantyglo.It is the book which launched Alexander Cordell in 1959 as a best selling author and was translated into numerous languages to sell millions of copies throughout the world It is an enthralling story which has now been turned into both play and musical and is regarded as the finest of this popular author s many novels.

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    1. Poeetiline ülimasendav naturalistlik-realistlik pilguheit 19. sajandi esimese poole Walesi rauasulatustööstusesse, ehk siis Inglise industrialismi sünnivaludele. Neidsamu sünnivalusid jälgitakse läbi Mortymeride perekonna suht traagilise käekäigu. Ehedat autentsust lisavad walesikeelsed väljendid ja mõningad tavad. Eks see raamat vene ajal 1964. aastal ilmuski kuna teda saab ka kirjeldada kui "tööliste võitlust kapitalistlike ekspluataatorite vastu" ja eks pidanud marksismi klassik [...]

    2. After attending a recent family funeral and listening to the stories of my ancestors' lives in Wales in the late 19th/ early 20th century, I was keen to read some Welsh literature and make sense of the changes possible in three generations. I got my hands on as many classic Welsh books as I could and I think this was the best. It had something of Dylan Thomas' language and captured the political awakening of the characters of the time.

    3. As a child of the Welsh Valleys this book sings to me. I originally read this book in the late 1960s as a teenager and it helped form many of my political views. I recently read it again and was still totally engrossed in it. A great read.

    4. Read this in a trilogy with Hosts of Rebecca and Song of the Earth. Loved the whole thing. Spoke to me as wife of a Welshman. Great historical novels

    5. Rape of the Fair Country is set in the industrial Monmouthshire valleys during the first half of the nineteenth century. The story of the Mortymer family is set against the backdrop of the rise of chartism.The exploitation of the workers by the iron masters is movingly told but without the iron fist that this disgraceful chapter in our history demands. The characterisation of the Mortymer family is strong and the narrator Iestyn emerges from the pages as very likeable and with a strong sense of [...]

    6. I read this story some time ago. It is set in Wales during the 1830s and early 1840s amidst an iron making community. We see the story through the eyes of young Iestyn Mortymer. It is set during the birth of trade union movements forming to represent those up against cruel and unsympathetic masters of the iron works industry. The struggle to overcome gross exploitation by the class divided society of early Victorian Wales. We see Iestyn's entire family as they struggle through the harsh times wi [...]

    7. This is the first of the Mortymer trilogy and the most famous of Cordell's novels. Here we meet the Mortymer family for the first time and follow them as they try and survive the furnaces, the steel masters and the creation of the unions. Cordell has again captured the hardships of the time perfectly along with the turmoil the creation of the unions caused and how it divided communities and families as well as increasing the rift between the working classes and the coal/iron/steel masters. The f [...]

    8. A book for those with Welsh blood more than anything else (but still a great read otherwise.) I personally felt it was the best of the trilogy. If they need a Chartists monument replacement in Newport they should just put a a few copies of this book there.

    9. story is progressing down to the next generation, it's like a darker Jackie Collins or Jeffrey Archer

    10. Gave up after about 100 pages, got too revolutionary for my tastes. I'm sure if I were Welsh it would be much more interesting.

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