The Man from Glengarry

Ralph CONNOR (1860 - 1937)

With international book sales in the millions, Ralph Connor was the best-known Canadian novelist of the first two decades of the Twentieth Century. The Man from Glengarry was his most popular and accomplished work. Immediately after its publication in 1901, the novel spent several months in the top ranks of the New York Times "Books in Demand" list.

We follow the story of Ranald Macdonald, who is shaped by family and community in rural eastern Ontario in the early decades after Canadian confederation. This is a book about the making of men, but also, ultimately, about the making of a nation, as the mature Ranald moves west to take a leadership role in the fledgling province of British Columbia.

The Man from Glengarry features adventure and romance, and is, above all, a work of serious moral purpose. "Ralph Connor" was the pen-name of the Reverend Charles Gordon, a prominent Canadian minister, and his stories are woven through with his religious convictions. His is a two-fisted Christianity — or, as he said in his autobiography, a religion that can appeal to "red-blooded" people who aren't afraid to engage in physical conflict for causes that they know are right. (Summary by Bruce Pirie)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Dedication and Preface Bruce Pirie
00:02:30
Play 01 01 - The Open River Bruce Pirie
00:31:21
Play 02 02 - Vengeance is Mine Bruce Pirie
00:20:15
Play 03 03 - The Manse in the Bush Bruce Pirie
00:13:47
Play 04 04 - The Ride for Life Bruce Pirie
00:09:45
Play 05 05 - Forgive Us Our Debts Bruce Pirie
00:25:49
Play 06 06 - A New Friend Bruce Pirie
00:27:44
Play 07 07 - Maimie Bruce Pirie
00:17:43
Play 08 08 - The Sugaring-Off Bruce Pirie
00:25:09
Play 09 09 - A Sabbath Day's Work Bruce Pirie
00:54:05
Play 10 10 - The Home-Coming of the Shantymen Bruce Pirie
00:28:51
Play 11 11 - The Wake Bruce Pirie
00:31:51
Play 12 12 - Seed-Time Bruce Pirie
00:19:06
Play 13 13 - The Logging Bee Bruce Pirie
00:42:06
Play 14 14 - She Will Not Forget Bruce Pirie
00:29:06
Play 15 15 - The Revival Bruce Pirie
00:39:34
Play 16 16 - And the Glory Bruce Pirie
00:24:27
Play 17 17 - LeNoir's New Master Bruce Pirie
00:49:47
Play 18 18 - He is not of My Kind Bruce Pirie
00:26:06
Play 19 19 - One Game at a Time Bruce Pirie
00:24:36
Play 20 20 - Her Clinging Arms Bruce Pirie
00:30:39
Play 21 21 - I Will Remember Bruce Pirie
00:35:04
Play 22 22 - Forget that I Loved You Bruce Pirie
00:47:12
Play 23 23 - A Good True Friend Bruce Pirie
00:40:29
Play 24 24 - The West Bruce Pirie
00:28:00
Play 25 25 - Glengarry Forever Bruce Pirie
00:42:00