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The Arm of Gold

by (author) Ralph Connor

introduction by John Lennox

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Oct 2007
Historical, Classics, General, Literary
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2007
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The Arm of Gold is set in Ravanoke on the Bras d'Or Lakes in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. When some affluent American visitors come to Ravanoke for a fishing holiday, their car gets stuck and some local residents help them out. This novel explores the social, cultural and religious issues facing the community in the dynamic 1920s when modernisation reached deep into small Cape Breton communities.

About the authors

Charles W. Gordon (1860—1937) was educated at the University of Toronto and ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1890. Under the pseudonym Ralph Connor, he published over thirty novels that made him an internationally best-selling author, including The Man from Glengarry (1901) and Glengarry School Days (1902).

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John Lennox is Professor of English, York University, and a specialist in Canadian Literature. In 2000 he was awarded the Governor-General's International Award in Canadian Studies, which is given annually for outstanding service to scholarship and to the development of Canadian Studies internationally.

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