The Forest Lover

The Forest Lover

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Baker & Taylor
Presents a fictional portrait of pioneering artist Emily Carr, whose independence, boldly original artwork, and unconventional approach to life overcame Victorian restrictions to blaze a new path for twentieth-century women artists.

Blackwell North Amer
From an early age, it is clear that Emily Carr is not like her sisters - not satisfied with the pious and rigid world she is expected to fit into. Her creative talent and fiercely independent spirit are far too strong to be suppressed by her father's wishes that she marry and settle down into polite white Vancouver society. Drawn to the danger and beauty of a vast wilderness and its people, Emily defies her family's better judgment, spurns suitors, and establishes herself as an art teacher, venturing off whenever possible to the wild coast of British Columbia. There she begins to paint the native tribal villages in an effort to portray the rich culture of these people, their canoes, totems, and artfully decorated communal houses before they are destroyed forever.

Baker
& Taylor

The award-winning author of The Passion of Artemisia presents a dramatic, fictional portrait of pioneering artist Emily Carr, whose fierce independence, boldly original artwork, and unconventional approach to life overcame the restrictions of late Victorian society to blaze a new path for twentieth-century women artists. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2004
ISBN: 9780670032679
0670032670
Branch Call Number: FICTION VREELAND
Characteristics: 328 p

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luckydogranch
Aug 09, 2015

A very powerful and engaging novel about the struggles and achievements of Emily Carr, a Canadian artist far ahead of her time. It deserves five stars.

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Shirleynature
Jun 11, 2014

While reading this novel I became a fan of the painter Emily Carr. She is the main character, independent and seeks solace in nature.

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