The Zeit-Geist

Lily Dougall (1858 - 1923)

"When travelling in Canada, in the region north of Lake Ontario, I came upon traces of the somewhat remarkable life which is the subject of the following sketch.

Having applied to the school-master in the town where Bartholomew Toyner lived, I received an account the graphic detail and imaginative insight of which attest the writer's personal affection. This account, with only such condensation as is necessary, I now give to the world. I do not believe that it belongs to the novel to teach theology; but I do believe that religious sentiments and opinions are a legitimate subject of its art, and that perhaps its highest function is to promote understanding by bringing into contact minds that habitually misinterpret one another." (From the Preface)

"One of the most remarkable novels of the year."-- New York Commercial Advertiser.
"Powerful in conception, treatment, and influence."-- Boston Globe.

Genre(s): Literary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter I Jacob Paul Starr
00:21:07
Play 02 Chapter II Jacob Paul Starr
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Play 03 Chapter III Jacob Paul Starr
00:13:26
Play 04 Chapter IV Jacob Paul Starr
00:20:44
Play 05 Chapter V Jacob Paul Starr
00:15:40
Play 06 Chapter VI Jacob Paul Starr
00:13:00
Play 07 Chapter VII Greg Giordano
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Play 08 Chapter VIII Greg Giordano
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Play 09 Chapter IX Greg Giordano
00:11:58
Play 10 Chapter X Greg Giordano
00:13:51
Play 11 Chapter XI Greg Giordano
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Play 12 Chapter XII Greg Giordano
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Play 13 Chapter XIII Greg Giordano
00:15:43
Play 14 Chapter XIV Greg Giordano
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Play 15 Chapter XV Greg Giordano
00:18:10
Play 16 Chapter XVI Jacob Paul Starr
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Play 17 Chapter XVII Jacob Paul Starr
00:24:02
Play 18 Chapter XVIII Jacob Paul Starr
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