The Lane that had no Turning, and Other Tales concerning the People of Pontiac

Gilbert PARKER (1862 - 1932)

This is a collection of short stories by Gilbert Parker. Parker was a Canadian writer who wrote a number of bestsellers that had a lasting influence on Canadian literature, but whose importance for his time is now largely overlooked. One of the prime examples of his art is the short story collection The Lane that had no Turning, which is a series of short stories set in the fictional provincial town of Pontiac in Quebec. This collection "contains some of his best work, and is viewed by some as being in the tradition of such Gothic classics as Stoker's Dracula and James's The Turn of the Screw." (Wikipedia). This edition also contains six Parables of a Province, which are very different in style from the rest of the book, but add an interesting additional facet to the collection. - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): Short Stories

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication Michele Fry
00:05:34
Play 01 The Lane that had no Turning, part 1 Kate Follis
00:42:54
Play 02 The Lane that had no Turning, part 2 Kate Follis
00:37:12
Play 03 The Lane that had no Turning, part 3 Kate Follis
00:55:03
Play 04 The Lane that had no Turning, part 4 Kate Follis
00:37:08
Play 05 The Absurd Romance of P'tite Louison Michele Fry
00:13:43
Play 06 The Little Bell of Honour Kate Follis
00:51:58
Play 07 A Son of the Wilderness Kate Follis
00:13:25
Play 08 A Worker in Stone LizzieHexam
00:19:39
Play 09 The Tragic Comedy of Annette Kate Follis
00:07:52
Play 10 The Marriage of the Miller Kate Follis
00:08:15
Play 11 Mathurin Kate Follis
00:15:18
Play 12 The Story of the Lime-Burner Phil Schempf
00:12:57
Play 13 The Woodsman's Story of the Great White Chief Kate Follis
00:08:02
Play 14 Uncle Jim Brandy Morgan
00:17:33
Play 15 The House with the Tall Porch Kate Follis
00:09:02
Play 16 Parpon the Dwarf Kate Follis
00:46:13
Play 17 Times were Hard in Pontiac Kate Follis
00:12:44
Play 18 Medallion's Whim Michele Fry
00:24:20
Play 19 The Prisoner Kate Follis
00:13:22
Play 20 An Upset Price Kate Follis
00:21:05
Play 21 A Fragment of Lives Kate Follis
00:10:09
Play 22 The Man that Died at Alma MaryAnn
00:23:02
Play 23 The Baron of Beaugard Michele Fry
00:29:36
Play 24 The Golden Pipes Eva Davis
00:10:11
Play 25 The Guardian of the Fire Nemo
00:11:19
Play 26 By that Place called Peradventure Nemo
00:10:07
Play 27 The Singing of the Bees Eva Davis
00:06:09
Play 28 There was a Little City Eva Davis
00:32:43
Play 29 The Forge in the Valley Eva Davis
Nemo
00:18:54