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

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. ISSN 0026-7937

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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.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This is a RoMEO white journal
Depositing User: Prof Peter Goodall
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2008 05:57
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: G. B. Edwards; fictional autobiography; The Book of Ebenezer Le Page; Guernsey; context; author's life; Channel Islands
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting)
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4062

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