Mostly Canallers: Collected Stories

Mostly Canallers Collected Stories Edmund Wilson felt this collection of twenty four stories originally published in contains some of Walter Edmonds best work The Atlantic Monthly wrote that Upstate New York has provided Edmonds

  • Title: Mostly Canallers: Collected Stories
  • Author: Walter D. Edmonds
  • ISBN: 9780815602149
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edmund Wilson felt this collection of twenty four stories, originally published in 1934, contains some of Walter Edmonds best work The Atlantic Monthly wrote that Upstate New York has provided Edmonds with an inexhaustible store of characters one would like to know A number of the stories were award winning and appeared in such collections as Best Stories of 1929 andEdmund Wilson felt this collection of twenty four stories, originally published in 1934, contains some of Walter Edmonds best work The Atlantic Monthly wrote that Upstate New York has provided Edmonds with an inexhaustible store of characters one would like to know A number of the stories were award winning and appeared in such collections as Best Stories of 1929 and The O Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories.

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    1. I've been reading a good deal of history concerning the Mohawk valley - mostly 17th and 18th century - so it seemed only natural that I'd progress to some more recent works that describe the same region in the 19th century. Edmonds evokes the life of the canal in very artful prose - a regional author in the best sense of the word. The descriptions ring true and bring the canal era in upstate / western New York to life - much in the way Sherwood Anderson does for northern Ohio in "Winesburg, Ohio [...]

    2. Walter D. Edmonds earned high praise as one of the first Canal genre writers. This book is a collection of his short stories, mostly about the Erie Canal during the mid-1800's. He creates quirky characters and writes with a sense of humor that is catches you by surprise. His descriptions are exceptionally literary, drawing you into the sounds, smells, and sights of the canal. I often wondered why the characters he created appeared mentally slow, only to discover their latent intelligence winning [...]

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