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Lamp at Noon and Other Stories, the (1968) [Collection]
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Sinclair Rossí 1941 novel As for Me and My House is a masterpiece of Canadian literature, a stunning evocation of the Prairies and their inhabitants during the Depression of the Thirties. With The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories, an original New Canadian Library collection, Ross reveals further dimensions of his fictional universe.

A womanís impulsive infidelity leads to tragedy. A sudden hailstorm destroys hope. A boy learns to conquer a beautiful wild horse. A little girl dreams about a circus. Against the isolated, haunting landscapes of summer droughts and winter blizzards, the men and women of Rossí stories grapple with fate against almost impossible odds. Marked by a legacy of pride that will not suffer defeat, Rossí unyielding characters are cut off from their loved ones by obstinacy and defiance. Their tragedy is not that they suffer, but that they suffer alone.

The sensitivity, compassion, and subtlety with which Ross portrays human aspirations and failings remain to this day unequalled in Canadian fiction.


  • The Lamp at Noon
  • The Outlaw
  • Cornet at Night
  • Not by Rain Alone
  • Circus in Town
  • A Field of Wheat
  • The Runaway
  • The Painted Door
  • One's a Heifer

Original title: The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Edition #1: The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories

The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories (1968)
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Language: English

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The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories (1988)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771099960
Pages: 135
Notes: Afterword by Margaret Laurence

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