The rock whence ye are hewn: the book of Ebenezer Le Page and Guernsey literature and history

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Goodall, Peter. 2008. "The rock whence ye are hewn: the book of Ebenezer Le Page and Guernsey literature and history ." Modern Language Review. 103 (1), pp. 22-34.
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The rock whence ye are hewn: the book of Ebenezer Le Page and Guernsey literature and history

ERA Journal ID9372
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorGoodall, Peter
Journal TitleModern Language Review
Journal Citation103 (1), pp. 22-34
Number of Pages13
Year2008
Place of PublicationLeeds, United Kingdom
ISSN0026-7937
Web Address (URL)http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/mhra/mlr/2008/00000103/00000001/art00002
Abstract

G. B. Edwards's fictional autobiography, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page (1981), is an intriguing but little-known novel. Although it was a popular commercial success on publication, it has received scant attention from literary scholars. One of the reasons for this neglect is that the book is hard to pigeon-hole and deals with a little-understood part of the British Isles, being set wholly on Guernsey between the 1890s and the 1960s. This article examines the novel's context in terms of the author's life, other novels about Guernsey and the Channel Islands, and the history and culture of Guernsey itself.

KeywordsG. B. Edwards; fictional autobiography; The Book of Ebenezer Le Page; Guernsey; context; author's life; Channel Islands
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470504. British and Irish literature
360201. Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)
430304. British history
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