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The Land of the Changing Sun

By: Will N. Harben
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Grand Canyon of Arizona" by Will N. Harben is a captivating novel set against the backdrop of the Southern landscape, showcasing the clash between tradition and modernity within a rural community. As a prominent figure in Southern literature, Harben masterfully navigates themes of social change, cultural transformation, and identity. Through rich character development, the novel delves into the complexities of human nature amidst the evolving society. In this narrative, Harben skillfully portrays the tensions arising from progress and tradition, leading to conflicts that test the resilience of the characters and the community as a whole. Against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Grand Canyon, the story unfolds with a sense of grandeur, echoing the vastness and depth of the landscape itself. Through vivid descriptions and poignant storytelling, Harben crafts a tale that explores the intricacies of Southern life, offering readers a profound reflection on the ever-changing nature of society and the enduring spirit of the human experience.

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Will N. Harben

William Nathaniel Harben was an American writer who lived in the early twentieth century. He specialized in stories about the people who lived in the mountains of Northern Georgia. He was sometimes attributed as Will N. Harben or just Will Harben. Harben was born in 1858 in Dalton, Georgia, to a wealthy family. He grew up to become a trader in the same town. At the age of 30, Harben began composing stories. His father, Nathaniel Parks Harben, was a notable southern abolitionist who worked as a spy for the Union and then a scout for General Sherman. When William was a tiny child, his family was forced to flee to the north, but they finally returned to Dalton during restoration. Harben's first book, White Marie, a narrative about a white girl raised in slavery in the American South, was written in 1889. After the work was published, he relocated his family to New York City. Harben's subsequent novel, Almost Persuaded (1890), was a religious novel. The novel attracted enough notice that Queen Victoria requested a copy. Harben later wrote Mute Confessor (1892), a romantic romance, and Land of the Changing Sun (1894), a science fiction novel. Throughout the decade, he also wrote three detective novels. Harben's greatest literary triumph was Northern Georgia Sketches (1900), a collection of short stories about Georgia "hillbillies". He became a protégé and friend of William Dean Howells.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 120 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362762749
  • ISBN-13: 9789362762740
  • Item Weight: 156g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 7.03mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Literary Collections / General