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6 edition of The Reivers found in the catalog.

The Reivers

A Reminiscence

by William Faulkner

  • 95 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Classics,
  • Historical - General,
  • Fiction,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatTurtleback
    Number of Pages305
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10925231M
    ISBN 100606218998
    ISBN 109780606218993

    Lucius grandfather has to buy his car back from the track owner, a plantation acquaintance. Someone who stole cattle, sheep, horses, grain, corn, and so on, from others, often wounding or killing, often burning down houses and farms as they went. It's closer in tone to Mark Twainand the movie it reminded me of was "National Velvet. He meets Otis, Corrie's nephew, a boy a few years older than Lucius who acts as his foil and embodies many of the worst aspects of humanity. Once there, Ned and Lucius travel the home of Uncle Parsham, a black older gentleman known to Sam, while Boon organizes the horse race.

    Both England and Scotland could not manage the gangs who seemed to be very much a law unto themselves, a small strip between both countries ruled by thuggery. If you spot a mistake, drop us an e-mail and we will do our best to investigate and correct it. Most Border ballads laud them as heroes or, at the very least, cheeky chappies, but the simple truth is that they were the OCGs of their time. James united Britain and he made it his business to erase reiving and bring peace to the Borders. Plot[ edit ] Set inthe film follows the exploits of the likable but raffish Boon Hoggenbeck Steve McQueenwho takes an interest in a new car, a new Winton Flyer that is the property of a man named Boss Will Geerthe patriarch of the McCaslin family, who live in the Mississippi area where Boon lives.

    Ned trades the auto for a most dubious racehorse. The book relates how the gangs, stole, blackmailed, raped, and engaged in all manner of dreadful acts in the name of their families, while the English and Scottish monarchs did little or nothing to stop them unless it suited their purpose at the time. The fight ends badly, but Miss Corrie, so moved by this grand gesture, decides to give up her life as a prostitute, and she agrees to marry Boon. Nationality meant little as evidenced by the fluidity of allegiance to England or Scotland, whoever paid the piper called the tune!


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The Reivers book

We like the fact that the book is full of amazing illustrations some drawn, while others are photographs of enthusiasts who are dressed in clothing from the era. The churches of the area are looked at in great detail.

Keith Durham, the author of the book, really knows how to tap into the psyche of us history buffs offering an alternative narrative to his previous two novels that we have reviewed ranking them third and second on our list.

This sheltered, good-natured kid had his mind blown. All the time, of course, there's the threat of retribution from old Boss McCaslin Will Geerthe patriarchal head of the family and owner, by the way, of the car.

Those readers who prefer their text to be illustrated will be glad of this as the pictures help us to see what the Reiver gangs would have looked like rather than to imagine. One button - 15 links for downloading the book "The Reivers" in all e-book formats! The book is filled with great illustrations, plans and photographs that offer a sort of guide to people who wish to visit the area in order to take in the history of the Border Reivers and the buildings they lived in and worked to defend.

After they win the race, Lucius's grandfather shows up, and another race is run. If you think we might need to communicate with you, please include your email address. This largely meant hanging hundreds of men from trees and the occasional beheading.

Through the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy caught up in the adventure of a lifetime, the novel tells of one group's journey through self-exploration and through the experience of being human in the early portion of the 20th century. He is recognized as one of the greatest American writers.

That evening, however, Ned returns with the horrifying news that he has traded the stolen vehicle for a stolen horse, which he plans to race in Parsham. The book relates how the gangs, stole, blackmailed, raped, and engaged in all manner of dreadful acts in the name of their families, while the English and Scottish monarchs did little or nothing to stop them unless it suited their purpose at the time.

While the men are released once Corrie has submitted, Boon winds up back in jail following an attack on Corrie, as well as on Butch. How the reivers grapple with the crisis is the mainspring of the story which leads from a brothel to a brush with the law to the most bizarre horse racing in fact or fiction!

Ned trades the auto for a most dubious racehorse. Drawings and paintings featured are superb with portrayals of battles and such proving very realistic in their detail. A local officer, Butch, arrives at the house to see the horse, and takes an interest in Corrie which clearly angers Boon.

It does nicely as nostalgia and excitement and romance, and the horse race is just right for the ending. On arriving in Memphis, Ned departs to meet his own people while Boon takes Lucius to a bordello in which his girlfriend, Corrie, is employed.

The plot isn't as complex as most of Faulkner, and the movie doesn't particularly carry a Faulkner flavor. The Steel Bonnets can almost be described as an accurate history book about the gangs as Fraser sticks to fact rather than fiction when relating what the gangs were all about and their methods.

The horse is plenty fast, but has an ingrained fear of running ahead of the other horses. Lucius, a young, wealthy, and sheltered boy, comes of age in Memphis. As Boon and Lucius begin their time at a bordello, however, Ned's decision to trade the vehicle for a horse, intending to race the animal, takes them all on a downward spiral into deceit, lies and corruption.

There are many books on the market that cover the Border Reivers, while here are our top five books on the subject from our number one read through to number five.

The Reivers

Corrie, determined to quit prostitution after Lucius fights for her honor with Otis, succeeds in struggling against the officer's advances. When they reach Memphis, Boon and Lucius stay in the brothel where Miss Corrie lives and works, while Ned disappears into the black part of town.

Although it's rated 'M' for mature audiencesI think it's suitable for kids from about 10 years up.One of Faulkner’s comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural atlasbowling.com-year-old Lucius Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck, one of his family’s retainers, to steal his grandfather’s car and make a trip to Memphis/5(18).

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Vintage International: The Reivers: A Reminiscence by William Faulkner (, Paperback) at the. TheDivineOomba: The Reivers by William Faulkner has a similar feel as Cold Sassy, with a similar leading character.

But the Reivers is a bit more dark and has a more solid story. But the Reivers is a bit more dark and has a more solid story/5(20). May 24,  · The Reivers Part*1.

But he was too late this time too. Because Boon fooled him--us. Because John Powell's pistol was not just a moral problem in the stable, it was an emotional one top.

A concise and poetic overview of border reivers, this book grabs the attention and really excels at illustrating this unique period. The writing is excellent, informative while at the same time portraying that noble romanticism that is so often associated with the reivers/5.