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32 Short Views of Mazo de La Roche
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32 Short Views of Mazo de La Roche

By Bratton, Daniel

Toronto: ECW Press, 1996. This unconventional biography of the woman who wrote Jalna and other chronicles of the Whiteoak family, approaches her life from multiple angles, including an interview with an old neighbour of the subject; critical commentary on her texts; photographs; conversations with the last living relatives of Mazo and her cousin, Caroline Clement; and a chronology and bibliography. This book draws on the research of earlier biographers, but Daniel Bratton broadens the scope of the discussion to include new areas of investigation. Besides archival research, he has reinterviewed subjects interviewed by previous biographers, and tracked down previously withheld information. He has also explored, as no one else has done, the geographical settings of Mazo"s life and fictions, looking at them from a new perspective. The real strength of this book, however, which gives it an importance beyond de la Roche studies and Canadian literature, is its innovative format. Bratton"s approach will recommend the book to those interested in the theory and practice of biography. It can be read as a book about life-writing, as well as a writing of the life of Mazo de la Roche. $12.50. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. New.

$12.50

The Master of Jalna

By De La Roche, Mazo

London: Macmillan, 1933. Volume 10 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga. Renny attempts to carry on the family tradition after the death of his grandfather.He faces a financial crisis in the effort to keep the estate intact. Reprint in October 1933 of the first edition. Text clean and neat, some wear to head of spinw, Name of previous owner on ffep.. Reprint. Hardcover. Good>Very Good/No Jacket.

$20.00

Jalna
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Jalna

By De La Roche, Mazo

Montreal: XYZ Publishing, 2006. Volume 7 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna series. "First published in 1927, this international bestseller is now back in print. Jalna is the first book in the popular series about a Canadian family named Whiteoak, who live in Southern Ontario in a red-brick house called Jalna. In Jalna, the unforgettable family makes its first appearance, Two grandsons cause tumult when they bring their brides to live at Jalna, and grandmother Adeline celebrates her 100th birthday." . Reprint. Soft Cover. As New.

$25.00

The Building of Jalna

By De La Roche, Mazo

Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1944. Volume 1 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga In this first episode of the Jalna series, Adeline, an impulsive bride with an Irish temper, and her husband, Captain Whiteoak, select a place near Lake Ontario as the site of their home. The building of the house, the swimming and skating parties, and the jealousies and humor of the family are described. [First published 1944] . Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$10.00

Variable Winds at Jalna

By De La Roche, Mazo

London: Pan, 1971. Volume 15 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga (reissued to coincide with the CBC series) "Adeline had waited two long years to be reunited with Maitland Fitzturgis. Now he had come back to her. But Renny had his doubts about the handsome Irishman. .... Reprint. Pbk.. Very Good.

$7.50

Whiteoaks

By De La Roche, Mazo

London: Pan, 1971. Volume 8 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga. Finch, the awkward, misunderstood musical genius of the family, finds growing up difficult. Events reach a climax when his eccentric old grandmother dies and leaves her fortune to him. [First published 1929]. Reprint. Pbk.. Very Good.

$7.50

Whiteoaks of Jalna

By De La Roche, Mazo

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1931. Volume 8 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga. Finch, the awkward, misunderstood musical genius of the family, finds growing up difficult. Events reach a climax when his eccentric old grandmother dies and leaves her fortune to him. [First published 1929, this is the third printing October 1931]. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$22.50

Wakefield's Course

By De La Roche, Mazo

Toronto: Macmillan, 1948. Volume 12 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga. The continuing saga of the Whiteoak family from the spring of 1939 to the fall of 1940. Focuses on Wakefield, a successful actor, and his bittersweet love affair. [First published 1941]. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$20.00

Young Renny

By De La Roche, Mazo

Toronto: Macmillan, 1947. Volume 4 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga . Young Renny takes us even further back in the Whiteoak family saga to 1906. Renny, the young master of Jalna, is just eighteen. His twenty-year-old sister Meg is engaged to marry the young man next door, Maurice Vaughan. Uncle Nick and Uncle Ernest, now in their fifties, have squandered their inheritances abroad on high living and reside again at Jalna. But the plot thickens further, when two outsiders join the mix: A gypsy woman, who seduces Renny, and a distant cousin from Ireland, who befriends Gran, moves into Jalna, and spies on the family . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$25.00

The Building of Jalna

By De La Roche, Mazo

Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1944. Volume 1 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga In this first episode of the alna series, Adeline, an impulsive bride with an Irish temper, and her husband, Captain Whiteoak, select a place near Lake Ontario as the site of their home. The building of the house, the swimming and skating parties, and the jealousies and humor of the family are described. [First published 1944] . Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Good,Slight Chips & Tears.

$12.00

The Building of Jalna

By De La Roche, Mazo

Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1944. Volume 1 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga. In this first episode in the Jalna stories series, Adeline, an impulsive bride with an Irish temper, and her husband, Captain Whiteoak, select a place near to Lake Ontario as the site of their home. The building of the house, the swimming and skating parties, and the jealousies and humor of the family are described. [First published 1944] . Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Good,Slight Chips & Tears.

$15.00

Jalna

By De La Roche, Mazo

Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1927. Volume 7 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga. The first book published about the Whiteoaks family of First published October 1927, this copy reprinted October 1927. Jalna was the winner of the Atlantic $10,000 Prize Novel award. Later the author expanded the story into a multi-volume family saga and this then became Episode 7 in the completed sequence of stories. This copy with corners slightly bumped, slight wear to head & foot of spine. . 1st.US Ed.. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.

$30.00

The Building of Jalna

By De La Roche, Mazo

London: Pan, 1971. Volume 1 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga In the first book of the Jalna series, Adeline, an impulsive bride with an Irish temper, and her husband, Captain Whiteoak, select Lake Ontario as the site of their home. The building of the house, the swimming and skating parties, and the jealousies and humor of the family are described. [First published 1944] . Reprint. Pbk.. Fine.

$8.00

Whiteoak Harvest

By De La Roche, Mazo

London: Pan, 1971. Volume 11 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga. Renny and Alayne Whiteoak reach a marital crisis with tragic undertones. An old uncle returns to Jalna, and later young Wakefield, after a stay at a monastery, comes home. [First published 1936]. Reprint. Pbk.. Very Good.

$7.50

Variable Winds at Jalna

By De La Roche, Mazo

London: Pan, 1972. Volume 15 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga (reissued to coincide with the CBC series) "Adeline had waited two long years to be reunited with Maitland Fitzturgis. Now he had come back to her. But Renny had his doubts about the handsome Irishman. .... Reprint. Pbk.. Very Good.

$7.50

Whiteoak Brothers - Jalna 1923

By De La Roche, Mazo

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1953. Volume 6 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga. Matriarch Adeline has reached her ninety-eighth year, and her grandson Renny is the head of the Jalna household. This volume deals with the family's unfortunate investments in a fake gold mine. Text block neat and tight, some soiling to green cloth boards, spine sun darkened, else very good. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$20.00

Mary Wakefield [IN FRENCH]

By De La Roche, Mazo

Lausanne: Editions Rencontre Volume 3 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga . Mary Wakefield, the third book in the Jalna series, a young English woman is hired by Ernest Whiteoak to be a governess to Philip's motherless children. When Philip falls in love with her, his mother does all she can to prevent the marriage. Undated. A nice reprint based on the Librarie Plon edition in an attractive leather look binding. Clean tight crisp copy - looks unread. Reissue. Leather Style Binding. Fine/No Jacket.

$15.00

Whiteoak Heritage

By De La Roche, Mazo

Toronto: Macmillan, 1947. Volume 5 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga. Fortunes of the Whiteoak family after World War I. Renny returns home to find his one-time love still unforgiving and his brother still involved with an older woman. An exceptionally clean, crisp vintage copy. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$35.00

Mazo De La Roche : The Hidden Life

By Givner, Joan

Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996. ""Mazo de la Roche leaped to prominence as one of the most successful writers of the 20th century when the first novel in her Whiteoaks of Jalna series won the Atlantic Monthly prize in 1927. The award was hailed not only as a triumph for de la Roche but as marking the coming of age of Canadian literature. In this insightful biography, Joan Givner recovers the hidden life of Mazo de la Roche, revealing her genius for producing undemanding yet titillating narratives that grew out of an adolescent daydream. Givner argues that although critics balked at the Gothic excesses of de la Roche's plots and the sexually bizarre adventures of her characters--which they saw as products of the feverish imagination of an unmarried woman with little experience--her fictions were, indeed, firmly rooted in her own experience. This work will appeal to all the many Jalna fans worldwide." This biography is somehat more critical, factual and analytical than her autobiography, and based on extensive research in the archives, and interviews with people who knew her. 273p. plates. bibliography.index. Clean and crisp, looks unread. 1st.Can Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$40.00

Return to Jalna

By De La Roche, Mazo

London: Reprint Society, 1950. Vol 13 of the Whiteoaks of Jalna saga. This episode begins with World War II and shows the brothers coming home from the war and settling down, soon with children of their own. [First published 1946] Book Club newsletter laid in. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$15.00

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