The House with the Green Shutters The House with the Green Shutters

The House with the Green Shutters

Publisher Description

The novel describes the struggles of a proud and taciturn carrier, John Gourlay, against the spiteful comments and petty machinations of the envious and idle villagers of Barbie. The sudden return after fifteen years' absence of the ambitious merchant, James Wilson, son of a mole-catcher, leads to commercial competition against which Gourlay has trouble responding. After the arrival of the railway, Gourlay's position worsens and he begins to invest his hopes and money in his neurotic son, John, who cannot live up to his expectations. His scatterbrained wife and daughter live in terror of his ferocious temper and take refuge in novelettes and daydreaming. The symbol of the family's prosperity is their expensive house in the middle of the town.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1901
1 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
367
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
254.3
KB

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