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Woodsmen of the West (1908) [Novel]
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When Woodsmen of the West first appeared in 1908, most readers could not relate to its rendering of the rough edges of logging-camp life. M. Allerdale Grainger refused to sentimentalize the West – he drew from life. While his dramatic and loosely structured tale is at heart a love story, it also tells of what happens when the novel’s British narrator encounters a small-time logging operator whose obsession with lumber is matched by his lust for power over other men.

Today the novel is recognized as marking a significant shift in fiction written in and about the Canadian West. The accuracy of its detail makes it one of the finest examples of local realism in Canadian writing. It is also a fascinating chronicle of conflicting personalities, and of the genius of British Columbia hand-loggers, the culture of camp life, and the intrigues and corruption of the lumber business at the turn of the century.

Original title: Woodsmen of the West
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalNorth AmericaCanada: After 1867
FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life

Edition #1: Woodsmen of the West

Woodsmen of the West (1908)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

Woodsmen of the West (December 1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771034619
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.9 x 0.5 in
Pages: 223
Notes: Afterword by Caroline Adderson

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