From the author of the bestselling Jalna series.
This early novel from the pen of one of Canada’s most universally known writers sparkles with life and vitality. Here we find the primitive, the natural, and the innocent in conflict with the conventional, the civilized, and the corrupt. And here we meet Delight Mainprize, whose extraordinary beauty and charm come close to devastating an entire community.
About the author
Mazo de la Roche, in 1927, was an impoverished writer in Toronto when she won a $10,000 prize from The Atlantic Monthly for her novel Jalna. The book became an immediate bestseller and was eventually adapted for stage, screen, and television. Known for creating unforgettable characters that come to life for her readers, Mazo de la Roche is truly an icon of Canadian literature.
In 1927, Mazo de la Roche was an impoverished writer in Toronto when she won a $10,000 prize from the American magazine Atlantic Monthly for her novel Jalna. The book became an immediate bestseller. In 1929, the sequel Whiteoaks also went to the top of bestseller lists. Mazo went on to publish 16 novels in the popular series about a Canadian family named Whiteoak, living in a house called Jalna. Her success allowed her to travel the world and to live in a mansion near Windsor Castle. Mazo created unforgettable characters who come to life for her readers, but she was secretive about her own life and tried to escape the public attention her fame brought.
Other titles by Mazo de la Roche
Undiscovered Mazo de la Roche 9-Book Bundle
Explorers of the Dawn / Possession / Delight / and 6 more
The Mazo de la Roche Story 2-Book Bundle
Ringing the Changes / Mazo de la Roche
Ringing the Changes