Feet in Chains

Feet in Chains

by Kate Roberts
     
 

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In the pages of this classic 1936 novel, the passionate and headstrong Jane grows up and grows old, struggling to raise a family of six children on the pittance earned by her slate-quarrying husband, Ifan. Spanning the course of 40 years, this story traces the contours not only of one vividly-evoked Welsh family, but also of a nation coming to self-consciousness.

Overview

In the pages of this classic 1936 novel, the passionate and headstrong Jane grows up and grows old, struggling to raise a family of six children on the pittance earned by her slate-quarrying husband, Ifan. Spanning the course of 40 years, this story traces the contours not only of one vividly-evoked Welsh family, but also of a nation coming to self-consciousness. Beginning in the heyday of Methodist fervor and ending with the carnage and disillusionment of the World War I, this book delves into a different culture and world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908069566
Publisher:
Parthian Books
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Kate Roberts was one of the most prominent authors of Welsh-language fiction in the 20th century. Katie Gramich is a reader in English literature at Cardiff University, a former chair of the Association for Welsh Writing in English, and the editor of the Almanac series.

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