The Diviners. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: LAURENCE, Margaret

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LAURENCE, Margaret. The Diviners. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1974). First Canadian Edition. "Printed and bound in Canada by T.H. Best Printing Company Limited, Don Mills, Ontario". Pp (14),[3]-392,(6). 8vo, pale blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine.

Warwick A5, Spadoni & Donnelly 2560.

Jean Margaret Laurence, CC (née Wemyss) (b. July 18, 1926, Neepawa, Manitoba – d. January 5, 1987, Selwyn, Ontario) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and is one of the major figures in Canadian literature.

"Tapping the same sources which she drew on for The Stone Angel, A Jest of God, The Fire-Dwellers and A Bird in the House, Margaret Laurence returns with new depth and scope to the human themes and intensity realized world of those works. The richness, power and simplicity of her writing find renewed expression in The Diviners, which draws the reader into the life of Morag Gunn, a woman at a crossroads in her life and art.

Living alone in rural Ontario, witnessing her daughter's progress in achieving adult independence, Morag struggles to continue her writing, haunted by gnosts from her personal and ancestral past. Striving to divine a course for her own future, she casts back through her heritage - a heritage of the vast Canadian prairies with their Old World roots and outcast Indians and Metis, a heritage embodied in the people and society of the town of Manawaka.

This new novel reveals again the mature craft and artistry with which Margaret Laurence has pursued her vision. In The Diviners, as in all her works, everyday incidents lead to the emotions that shape life. And, in Morag Gunn, she has created another memorable character, one whose courageous experience emerges as the experience of all dispossessed people in search of their birthright." (from the dj).

The jacket of this has "Margaret Laurence" printed in light grey on the spine of the dustjacket. We have another with "Margaret Laurence" printed in red, which we suspect may be an earlier variant.

Very good in slightly chipped price-clipped dustjacket. 45.00

Title: The Diviners. First Edition in dustjacket.

Author Name: LAURENCE, Margaret

Categories: 5,

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, 1974,: 1974

ISBN Number: 0771047487

ISBN Number 13: 9780771047480

Seller ID: 8694

Keywords: LITERATURE FIRST CANADA WOMEN CANADIAN LITERARY FICTION,