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The Rape of the Rose #2020

The Rape of the Rose It is England is gripped by poverty and hunger Food riots child labor and the sexual abuse of women are facts of life Angry mobs of displaced workers try to stay the tide of the industrial revo

  • Title: The Rape of the Rose
  • Author: Glyn Hughes
  • ISBN: 9780671725167
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Rape of the Rose By Glyn Hughes, It is 1812 England is gripped by poverty and hunger Food riots, child labor, and the sexual abuse of women are facts of life Angry mobs of displaced workers try to stay the tide of the industrial revolution by torching its new factories The Luddites mount a campaign of espionage and terror that paralyzes northern England Even the overwhelming beauty of Yorkshire whoseIt is 1812 England is gripped by poverty and hunger Food riots, child labor, and the sexual abuse of women are facts of life Angry mobs of displaced workers try to stay the tide of the industrial revolution by torching its new factories The Luddites mount a campaign of espionage and terror that paralyzes northern England Even the overwhelming beauty of Yorkshire whose symbol is a single white rose, harbors a dark underside of despair In this harsh and violent atmosphere Mor Greave, a self educated weaver and schoolmaster, is caught up in the revolution, running spy missions against the owners of the new local mill When his identity is discovered, he flees from the authorities and is hunted unremittingly across the Pennine moorlands In his journey he joins an underworld where he meets with duplicity, passion, and sexual license that he never knew existed his guide a prostitute with a deadly secret With her, he discovers a love unlike any he has ever imagined A richly textured, beautifully crafted historical novel on a grand scale, The Rape of the Rose is ample evidence of Glyn Hughes s mastery London s Observer has called this novelist s work triumphantly individual, mingling the eerie, the somber, and the rhapsodic in writing of inexorable power.

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    1. A story of events during the industrial revolution set in an area local to me, in particular the Luddites I thought that this group were anti progress, and according to this book yes they were in some respects but there also seemed to be an element of looking out for their fellow man, given that these fellow men, women and often children appeared to be dreadfully treated by the mill owners The male lead in the story, Mor Greave is an ex teacher who now weaves pieces of cloth at his home He is ma [...]

    2. A fictionalized history of the Luddite movement during the height of Britain s Industrial Revolution An excellent response to why people have good reason to distrust technological advancement.

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