The Stone Angel

byMargaret LaurenceAfterword byAdele Wiseman

October 1, 1988|
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
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In her best-loved novel, The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence introduces Hagar Shipley, one of the most memorable characters in Canadian fiction. Stubborn, querulous, self-reliant – and, at ninety, with her life nearly behind her – Hagar Shipley makes a bold last step towards freedom and independence.

As her story unfolds, we are drawn into her past. We meet Hagar as a young girl growing up in a black prairie town; as the wife of a virile but unsuccessful farmer with whom her marriage was stormy; as a mother who dominates her younger son; and, finally, as an old woman isolated by an uncompromising pride and by the stern virtues she has inherited from her pioneer ancestors.

Vivid, evocative, moving, The Stone Angel celebrates the triumph of the spirit, and reveals Margaret Laurence at the height of her powers as a writer of extraordinary craft and profound insight into the workings of the human heart.
Margaret Laurence was born in Neepawa, Manitoba, in 1926. Upon graduation from Winnipeg’s United College in 1947, she took a job as a reporter for the Winnipeg Citizen.From 1950 until 1957 Laurence lived in Africa, the first two years in Somalia, the next five in Ghana, where her husband, a civil engineer, was working. She transl...
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Title:The Stone Angel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:328 pages, 6.96 X 4.23 X 0.74 in
Shipping dimensions:328 pages, 6.96 X 4.23 X 0.74 in
Published:October 1, 1988
Publisher:McClelland & Stewart
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780771099892

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