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by Clare Frances Holmes

  • Author: Clare Frances Holmes
  • ISBN: 0709162626
  • ISBN13: 978-0709162629
  • ePub: 1710 kb | FB2: 1969 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd; Reprint. edition (September 22, 1977)
  • Pages: 192
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 485
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Valley of Decision ePub download

by Clare Frances Holmes.

by Clare Frances Holmes. Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9780708951156.

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The Valley of Decision is an historical novel by the American writer Marcia Davenport (1903–1996). It was a national bestseller in the 1940s and adapted into a film, The Valley of Decision, in 1945. During the late 1930s Davenport, best known for her biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, spent several years in Pittsburgh, her imagination caught by the drama of American industry. In 1942, Charles Scribner's Sons published her Pittsburgh novel, The Valley of Decision

1977) A novel by Clare Frances Holmes. On the eve of World War II writer Marcia Davenport, best known for her biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, spent several years in Pittsburgh, her imagination caught by the drama of American industry. In 1942, Charles Scribner's sons published her Pittsburgh novel, The Valley of Decision. It was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family - owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works - has captured the imagination of three generations of readers.

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He was returning from school, on foot, because his wife had borrowed the car. ‘Hello. You’re in a hurry,’ she greeted him. ‘It’s cold, dawdling about. Besides, I want my te. When’s Mary due to go? Can’t be too long now?’. He was surprised, again, that friends, who had been told often enough, still could not remember this date. To them its interest was peripheral. It was like reading of the death of an acquaintance in the newspaper: what stopped the heart for one was for another an item of casual conversation.

In the message entitled "America in the Valley of Decision", Pastor Wiles outlines the how our nation finds itself in the choice .

In the message entitled "America in the Valley of Decision", Pastor Wiles outlines the how our nation finds itself in the choice between two ideals: to follow after God, or to deny God and face His righteous judgement.

The Valley of Fear part 1 mystery the reader gets most of the clues the same time as Holmes does and is more or. .

The Valley of Fear part 1 mystery the reader gets most of the clues the same time as Holmes does and is more or less free to try to figure things out himself but as I mentioned, there are twists and nothing in Valley of Fear is what it seems!!!! One noticeable difference for myself, who has now read 7 of the 9 books, and possibly fellow Sherlockians, is that the deep friendship between Holmes and Watson is just not there. Surprisingly enough, the latter portion of the book hardly features the main characters, Holmes and Watson, at all! Even more startling is the fact that the solution of the crime is actually presented at the end of the first half of the book!

Her first novel "The Valley of Decision" is set in eighteenth-century Italy. It follows a young man Odo Valsecca, who inherits a dukedom

Her first novel "The Valley of Decision" is set in eighteenth-century Italy. It follows a young man Odo Valsecca, who inherits a dukedom. During the French Revolution, he joins the rebel forces, and that decision brings the struggle as he must he must overcome the traditions of feudalism, to which he belongs.

On the eve of World War II writer Marcia Davenport, best known for her biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, spent several years in Pittsburgh, her imagination caught by the drama of American industry. In 1942, Charles Scribner's sons published her Pittsburgh novel, The Valley of Decision. It was an instant success, and its story of four generations of the Scott family - owners and operators of a Pittsburgh iron and steel works - has captured the imagination of three generations of readers. The story is absorbing and complex, chronicling the family fortunes from the economic panic of 1873 through the dramatic rise of American industry and trade unionism, though waves of immigration, class conflict, natural disaster, World War I, to Pearl Harbor.
Jazu
Like many others, I suppose, I first encountered the Valley of Decision in the form of a compelling film shown on Turner Classic Movies. Sometimes, one enjoys a movie enough that it seems necessary to find the book on which it was based That was the case with the Valley of Decision, and I was pleased to find that a new edition had been published irate in Marcia Davenport's life. I was delighted to find that the novel, which I have read twice, is quite as compelling as I Had hoped.

It did not surprise me that the story developed in ways materially different from those of the movie. After all, that is the way of Hollywood. What did surprise me is that the novel encompasses decades seen through the eyes of its perceptive central character, and that the events of the movie relate to only the first third of the novel.

I never would have thought that I could so enjoy a book containing such detail on both the overall history and practical detail of the steel industry. The author makes us love the industry, the people who built in, and of course, the growth of the city of Pittsburgh. We see the rise of steel from its early years through the dawning of its World War II zenith.

Particularly in the latter portions of the novel, however, the sprawling story moves well beyond Pittsburgh, and much of it concerns the struggle against Naziism in Europe. There are many suspenseful and exciting moments, and many stories of bravery and heroism. Nevertheless, the links to the basic story are never forgotten, and the final chapters deal once again with the ultimate fate of the family's steel mill.

This is a vast epic written in an era that produced other epic novels, including Gone With the Wind. Neither the Valley of Decision novel nor film is so well known as today as are those of Gone With the Wind. But they should be.

I should add that the title of the film puzzled me, as it did not seem all that relatable to the movie. Upon reading the book, I learned that it is reference from the Book of Joel. I have read the Bible, but I will confess that I missed that!
Umge
I am so blown away by reviews of this my favorite book of all times. We all feel the same way about it. Would it not be the American version of Downton Abbey.? I recently texted Julien Fellowes to please read this book and do a mini-series!!! How great would that be?
I_LOVE_228
This multi-generational history of a Pittsburgh steel family, both upstairs and downstairs, is vividly written as only a 1940's female author can. The story spans the 1870's to the beginning of World War II, America to Europe. Primarily about the Scotts, a steel mill owning family, the novel covers anti-immigrant feelings, pro-labor struggles, impoverished aristocracy and the rise of Nazism in Europe. The novel does a stellar job of bringing to life both the struggles of the characters, and the vibrancy of Pittsburgh.
Mautaxe
Absolutely one of the BEST books I have ever read. I'm so glad it was available through an Amazon vendor. Thanks!
Aedem
Loved this book, had a hard time putting it down and didn't want it to end. I am not a Pittsburgh native and it was great to read about the early part of the beautiful city I now call home.
Zepavitta
I've always loved the movie Valley of Decision with Gregory Peck and the incomparable Greer Garson. I first read the book in the 70's, and I guess I thought I liked it. This time around, I found the "heroic" characters to be much more human than I remember, acting out because of social norms rather than any deeper understanding of truth. I still enjoyed learning about Pittsburgh society, the Irish immigrant situation and the early steel industry. A good story, lots of interesting characters.
The fact that I could get my own hardcover copy of the book for just 88 cents, and so quickly too, was a great incentive to buy it. I do wish there were more stories like this one out there.
Saberdragon
I enjoy generational family sagas. Of particular surprise to me was how a female author created visual scenes that made steelmaking into beautiful imagery. It's just a small part of the book, however, as I write this review I can almost see the factory scenes she described so well. I enjoyed each character and loved the crossAtlantic adventures of some of them. The love story is believable and filled with all the elements we hope for in a romantic tale. This is much more than romance though! This book has depth, body and soul. I will re-read it soon.
This purchase was of a good clean used copy of the book which is a great story of four generations of a steel mill family in Pittsburgh/Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The characters are well drawn and lead interesting believable lives. I have read it again and again over the years.
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