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eBook Silver Darlings (Faber Classics) (FF Classics) ePub
Author: Neil Gunn
Language: English
ISBN: 0571200788
ISBN13: 978-0571200788
Publisher: Faber & Faber; 1st Edition Thus. edition (April 5, 1999)
Pages: 592
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 469
Formats: lit doc txt lrf
ePub file: 1370 kb
Fb2 file: 1792 kb

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Faber Modern Classics. Neil Miller Gunn (1891-1973) was a novelist, critic and dramatist, one of the most influential Scottish writers of the first half of the 20th century. He was born in the village of Dunbeath in the county of Caithness, the northernmost county of mainland Scotland. His father was the captain of a herring boat, and Gunn's preoccupation with the sea and fishermen can be traced directly back to his childhood memories of his father's work.

The Silver Darlings book. Paperback, Ff Classics, 592 pages. Published April 5th 1999 by Faber and Faber (first published 1941). The tale of lives won from a cruel sea and crueller landlords.

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Silver Darlings is a 1947 British film about Scottish fishermen, based on a 1941 novel by Neil M. The film is set in the early 19th century and after the highland clearances. Catrine and her family, like many other dispossessed Scots, turn their hands to Herring fishing (the so-called Silver Darlings of the title). Catrine's husband is press-ganged into the Royal Navy and dies at sea. Catrine is left widowed with a young son to raise.

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in Classic Fiction (Books). This book is a contemplation about the nature of civilizaton, lawlessness and anarchy, tribal loyalties, mob-mentality (and it's destructive powers), the intrinsic homicidal and fratricidal facets of human nature and all those questions which have plagued man since time immemorial.

The tale of lives won from a cruel sea and crueller landlords. The dawning of the herring fisheries brought with it the hope of escape from the Highland Clearances, and this story paints a vivid picture of a community fighting against nature and history, and refusing to be crushed.

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The Silver Darlings is a tale of lives hard won from a cruel sea and crueller landlords. It tells of strong young men and stronger women whose loves, fears and sorrows are set deep in a landscape of raw beauty and bleak reward. The dawning of the Herring Fisheries brought with it the hope of escape from the brutality of the Highland Clearances, and Neil Gunn's story paints a vivid picture of a community fighting against nature and history and refusing to be crushed.
If you're fed up with endless violence, streaming entrails and gratuitous sex - you know, the stuff that sells novels today - you might be ready for just a real good story about salt-of-the-earth people dealing with challenging times and the emergence of the herring industry along the rocky coasts of Scotland. In the interest of full disclosure, I might be prejudiced towards this author, he's my great Uncle Neil. His dad, my great grandfather, was himself a captain of a herring boat. So, the author knows his subject well. A fact that I enjoy, because I have never been to Scotland. My grandfather was one of the folks mentioned in the book who left the highlands for a new life in Canada. Admittedly, I tried reading this book in my 20's. I wasn't ready for it. 40 years later I am enjoying it immensely. Yes, it's written in a slightly different fashion and at a different pace than contemporary works. But there are good reasons why this book has been a much loved work of fiction. Neil M. Gunn wrote over 30 books, many of them now in ebooks. I'm going to read The Silver Bough next.
beautiful prose, brought back my memories of the hardships of the Scottish herring ladies who followed their men down the east coast of the North Sea to my town of Great Yarmouth every year until the silver darlings were no more in the late 40's.
I am probably not the best person to write this review. Firstly, I am Scottish and secondly, I read the book many moons ago and loved it. Having said that, I recommend the book to anyone interested in the lives of ordinary clan folk after the Highland Clearances. Neil Gunn, has written a poignant story of sorrow and love in the lives of the people who, to survive, learned to work hardscrabble land and fish in Scotland's fierce sea.
Bought this as a surprise for my friend from Scotland. Her mother worked in the fish industry. This brought back memories for her and I was glad I found it for her.
Beautifully written story that captures the life and times of families who were cruelly driven from their homes during the clearances yet managed to carve a new life as coastal fishing communities.
This is the best so far of the books I have read by Neil Gunn and I have liked all his books that I have read, but this one talks a lot about the fisherman and their families ,bringing them all to life in his wonderful description of their characters.
This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. My son discovered the story while doing a year at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. I have since read a couple other of Neil M Gunn's books, but this is the best.
As an expatriate Scot, I really wanted to like Gunn's novel which came highly recommended in a Scottish history text I'd recently finished. Gunn clearly knows the highlands, but his story-telling and characterization, particularly in respect to point-of-view, seem much too unsophisticated to satisfy this reader.
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