The Heart of the Hills (Paperback)
  • The Heart of the Hills (Paperback)
zoom

The Heart of the Hills (Paperback)

(author)
£26.95
Paperback 396 Pages / Published: 30/11/1996
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

First published in 1913, The Heart of the Hills is the last novel completed by John Fox Jr. and the final piece in his mountain trilogy. This companion to The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come and The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is crucial to an understanding of Fox's views.

In The Heart of the Hills Fox revises his earlier thoughts about mountain people. He depicts more clearly than in his previous work just how they were exploited by outside industrialists-those men who, in the words of Fox's hero Jason Hawn, "got rich diggin' our coal an' cuttin' our timber." He also reveals the long-term impact of this exploitation on the environment. Having witnessed the ravages of clearcutting on his travels through the mountain country of Kentucky and Virginia in 1911-1912, Fox was all the more receptive to the warnings voiced by his environmentally conscious father. From their letters and diaries it is clear that John Fox Sr.'s influence permeates The Heart of the Hills; in this work, dedicated to his dying father, Fox determined to make amends to the mountain people.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813108827
Number of pages: 396
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 190 x 133 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Welcome for readers interested in Kentucky authors and Appalachian literature. A very fine foreword by Darlene Wilson adds much to our understanding of Fox's impetus for writing this particular book at this particular time." -- Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

You may also be interested in...

A Discovery of Witches
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Winter
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Conversations with Friends
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Sixteen Trees of the Somme
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
I Invited Her In
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Break
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Snap
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Normal People
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Anatomy of a Scandal
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
If Cats Disappeared From The World
Added to basket
Killing Commendatore
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
An Unsuitable Match
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Milkman
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Macbeth
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Crazy Rich Asians
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Uncommon Type
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.