Complete summary of Hugh MacLennan’s Barometer Rising. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Barometer Rising. Barometer Rising By Hugh MacLennanAdapted For Radio By Rita Greer [Allen] Canada’s most famous explosion – Halifax, December 6, Hugh MacLennan’s first novel is a compelling romance set against the horrors of wartime and the catastrophic Halifax Explosion of December 6,

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BAROMETER RISING by Hugh MacLennan | Kirkus Reviews

This is one of those rare books where I feel even a tiny bit comfortable discussing themes and symbols. Since he was refused a job at two Canadian universities and had a scholarship for Princeton University, he completed his Ph.

I read this book while visiting Halifax, which was the perfect setting in which to do so. When Penny had recovered sufficiently from her macldnnan and her surgery, she goes with Neil to retrieve Jean. Penny is understandably anxious about everything coming out well with Neil. Beautiful story, engaging characters, intense and historical plot. I like how the “trivial” things in life were set aside with the explosion and it’s aftermath.

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She drew a deep breath of damp air, and slipped her hands into the pockets of her coat. Apr 06, Debbie rated it really liked it. But Angus, at least, would have told her if Neil was alive.

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Amazing also describes this book well. Nov 21, Jean Ives rated it really liked it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stay rusing Touch Sign up.

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Angus intrudes upon the reunion to warn Neil of the colonel’s intentions. The afterword by Alistair MacLeod is a history lesson in itself. What we anticipate is his reaction to someone. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Summary Penelope Wain believes that her lover, Neil Macrae, has been killed while serving overseas under her father. Selected Works of Barometer Rising. To change this data, submit a Change of Address request, baroemter contact your local library for assistance.

She moved slowly up the hill under the bare branches of the trees until she reached the red house at the crest Wain, his superior officers, shields his own military blunder, behind Macrae, and allows him to face court martial. The family had whispered their obscure remarks, and after Jean’s birth she had been too shaken and apprehensive to ask many questions.

The line in question is from The Aeneid, and one possible translation is “Perhaps it will be pleasing to remember even this one day. Penny felt her heart beginning to labour.

For example, the foghorns whose sounds permeated the walls of the Wain household. MacLennan himself was a survivor of the Explosion, and drew on his own memories as a boy of 10 who witnessed the destruction. Granted, the writing style is old, but it so well written barometef it does not matter.

What neither Penelope or her father knows is that Neil is not dead, but has returned to Halifax to clear his name. He wrote a two-chapter play by play of the explosion but did not show us the happy reward!

The Splendor Before the Dark. We read this for my Canadian Literature class. Novels LOA His father was not pleased with her American background and insisted that he not marry before becoming independent. I also loved the portrayal of all the characters – he made them real for me which is what draws me to a book. Nov 07, Pages Buy.

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He had begun teaching at Lower Canada College in Montreal. Add Tag No Tags, Be the first to tag this record! In that instant she knew unmistakably that Neil Macrae was alive and that she had seen him. Reading this book reminded me h I have truly enjoyed reading this book. Just a moment risiny we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jul 08, Christelle rated it liked it. I loved baromeger the author portrayed Halifax as another ‘character’ and one that I could identify w I really liked this book.

Her hugn had shut her in from the world when she was young; it had shut her out from itself when she had ceased being a child. The historical references were real and I honestly could see and feel Halifax during the story. The quivering in her limbs subsided.

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In Hugo MacPherson’s preface, he describes Barometer Rising as “a major weather sign in the history of Canadian writing”, which spur the most productive period in Canadian writing. I loved how the author portrayed Halifax as another ‘character’ and one that I could identify with. I was impressed otherwise. Certainly, the novel has had its share of criticism.