Wild Earth's Nobility: Book 1 Pike's Peak Trilogy
"The Wild Earth's Nobility" is the first of Frank Waters's semiautobiographical novels in the Pikes Peak saga. Here, in a frontier town in the shadow ... Show synopsis "The Wild Earth's Nobility" is the first of Frank Waters's semiautobiographical novels in the Pikes Peak saga. Here, in a frontier town in the shadow of the commanding mountain, the Rogier family settles near an age-old route of migrating Native Americans. In an era of prospecting, silver strikes, and frenzied mining, Joseph Rogier becomes a successful building contractor, rears a large family, and is gradually overwhelmed by the power of the great peak. In Waters's visionary prose, the story becomes a mythic journey to reconcile instinct and reason, consciousness and intuition, and the powerful emotions of a family struggling with its own dreams and human limitations. Frank Waters (1902-1995), one of the finest chroniclers of the American Southwest, wrote twenty-eight works of fiction and nonfiction. Of "Pike's Peak" (1971), the "Chicago Daily News" wrote, "It is a product of maturity, written with a sustained strength and beauty of style rarely found in fiction today." Pike's Peak is composed of three condensed novels: "The Wild Earth's Nobility," "Below Grass Roots," and "The Dust within the Rock."