Floods of Spring

Floods of Spring Describes settlers in the midwest just after the Civil War trying to make new lives for themselves alongside newly freed slaves

  • Title: Floods of Spring
  • Author: Henry Bellamann
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • Describes settlers in the midwest just after the Civil War trying to make new lives for themselves alongside newly freed slaves.

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    1. After finishing the novel, this image came to mind. Peter Kettring, just like Thomas Sutpen, is surrounded by the difficulties of pioneer settlement, and they relied on themselves alone against a cruel world. I think Floods of Spring is a good novel because it reminded me of Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!: Peter Kettring and Thomas Sutpen are both cut from the same cloth: what redeems Kettring from his perdition, however, is his willingness to accept his past mistakes and move forward. Although it [...]

    2. I found the Floods of Spring among my many novels and couldn't wait to read it. I followed Parris and Drake through school, and cried over the tragedies that befell them in Kings Row; in much the same fashion, Henry Bellamann creates another series of living characters in this novel.The story is set near St Stephens, a small town not far from Kings Row with a few farms on its outskirts. One of the neighbouring farms is owned by Peter Kettring: an ex-teacher who has decided to isolate himself and [...]

    3. Very descriptive details that make the scene come alive. I have read it many times and each time I am happy with it.

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