It was a time when the French laid claim to everything, but in truth the wilderness that was Canada belonged to the natives. The Jesuits saw the Savages (as they called them) as souls to be saved. The natives saw the Black Robes (as they called them) as destroyers, threatening the gods and sorceries by which their lives were ordered. Out of that ...Read MoreIt was a time when the French laid claim to everything, but in truth the wilderness that was Canada belonged to the natives. The Jesuits saw the Savages (as they called them) as souls to be saved. The natives saw the Black Robes (as they called them) as destroyers, threatening the gods and sorceries by which their lives were ordered. Out of that conflict between two cultures, two worlds, Moore has fashioned an extraordinary novel.Read Less
Good. The decorative dust jacket adds much to this vintage first edition, first printing hardcover in good plus condition. The jacket shows wear along the edges from shelving. Book is like new inside, bright and clean. NEVER a library book, NOT price clipped, Not a worthless book-of-the-month-club edition. /lhMendoPower Employment Services will immediately and carefully pack this book in high-quality bubble lined, envelopes. Then we send you a confirmation e-mail. We appreciate your business and welcome any questions.
Good in good dust jacket. Signed. First Edition. First Edition / First Printing as identified with "1" in the full number line. Signed by author! ! Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 6¾"-9¾" Tall. Signed by Author This is a Fine Copy of this Book in a Fine Dust-Jacket, with no chips or tears to the dust-wrapper. Not price clipped, and with this copy having been SIGNED by the Author on the title page without any dedication to anyone. A lovely clean copy internally with no foxing or page edge tanning, and with the d/j well protected in a brodart type cover sleeve. Great copy for the collector 8vo 246pp First Edition 1st Impression.
First Canadian Edition. Published the same year in the United States. SIGNED by the author on the title page. About Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket spine slightly toned. Basis for the 1991 film directed by Bruce Beresford.
Very Good + in Very Good + jacket. Signed by Author Black boards with gilt lettered spine. Book about fine, dust jacket price clipped, with price sticker above clipped corner. A very clean unworn jacket. A very nice copy. SWigned by the author on the title page.
VERY GOOD PLUS. SIGNED PROOF COPY. Mild sunning to spine. Light age-tanning and a bit of dust soiling to text block edges. Faint scuffing down length of rear spine. Tan covers with black lettering to spine and black wood-block illustration to front cover. Clean, bright, solid binding. 241 pp. Advance Uncorrected Proofs. The book is an historical novel set in New France in the 17th century. The novel follows Father Laforgue, a French Jesuit priest traveling up the river to repopulate the mission to the Huron Indians. (The First Nations peoples called the priests, Black Robes. ) "The novel chronicles his interactions with the "heathen" tribes of Algonkian (friendly) and Iroquois (unfriendly), as well as his inner struggles of faith, as he travels upriver to bring salvation to the Hurons. Moore juxtaposes the "superstitious" religious beliefs of the Native people wiht the Christian religious beliefs of Father Laforgue..., (Wikipedia). A film, set in Quebec, New France 1634, was made in 1991.
Very good. Signed. First Edition. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Signed and inscribed by author on the full title page-"For Elsie-With Best Wishes-Brian Moore-Signed in black ink-Unclipped DJ-Jacket is in Brodart-some mild wear to edges-small blue stamp to lower page edges-top page edges have some mild rust colored foxing/spotting-Interior is very clean and unmarked-Overall, a VG Signed 1st Edition in a VG+ Unclipped DJ-Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition hardcover book in very good condition with very good dust jacket. Dust jacket is slightly bumped and creased but otherwise neat. Internally tight and neat with author's inscription reading, "For Karen Radkai, the poetic eye, with my thanks. Brian Moore".
[0-224-02329-2] 1985, Uncorrected Proof Copy. (Softcover) Near fine. 241pp. Octavo. Original orange paper covers with black lettering on front cover and publisher placed "uncorrected proof" banner that runs around the front and back covers. Small bookplate inside front cover. Text block lightly dust-soiled (extremely common given the paper type). Tight, clean copy. From the author of other well known titles including: the Revolution Script (1971) and Fergus (1970) Canadian Author.
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