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The Rebellion of Jane Clarke

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English


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FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24258766M
ISBN 109780061997051

Search Online and in-store stock may differ. Not long after settling into her aunt's house near the British Custom House, Jane is thrust into the milieu of violence and intrigue that eventually leads to a declaration of independence by the American colonists. The time period is one I am unfamiliar with in literature: the pre-dawn of the American Revolutionary War. Reviews On the eve of the Revolutionary War, a young woman is caught between tradition and independence, family and conscience, loyalty and love, in this spellbinding novel from the author of The Widow's War and Bound Jane Clarke leads a simple yet rich life in the small village of Satucket on Cape Cod. The dialogue can be formal without being too flowery.

What history was there was accurate but you could not get close to Jane's inner turmoil. But at twenty-two, Jane knows things will change. Good historical fiction offers new perspectives on old stories. Perhaps part must come from a husband strong enough in himself to greet such life without attempting to beat it down, to silence it. Of this action, Jane's father is humiliated and banishes her to live with an elderly aunt in Boston. Jane Clarke becomes a witness to The Boston Massacre and replays the events over and over to try and lift the clouds of doubt.

Gunning once again presents a strong women in a historical fiction setting whose beliefs and actions run contrary to the accepted norms of the time period and culture. Most helpful negative review Average rating:2out of5stars, based onreviews The Rebellion of Jane But at twenty-two, Jane knows things will change. Someday, perhaps soon, she will be expected to move out of her father's home and start a household of her own. The strong will that inspires both love and exasperation in her father helps Jane hone her political and moral conscience.


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The Rebellion of Jane Clarke book

However, Jane, being a level-headed girl who does not give into the fancies of men embroiled by rage, simply observes and dictates back to her companions what is unfair - much to their aghast, of course.

But when Jane witnesses British soldiers killing five colonists on a cold March evening inan event now dubbed "the Boston Massacre," she must question seeming truths and face one of the most difficult choices of her life, alone except for the two people who continue to stand by her—her grandparents Lyddie and Eben Freeman.

This book succeeds handily at the task. Adding to her distress is Phinnie Paine, the suitor her father wishes her to marry. Jane is a recalcitrant daughter, strong willed and unable to submit to the future married life her father has planned for her. Anyone who loves history, storytelling, and Cape Cod will want to settle in for a long weekend of pleasurable escape.

This book is lovely, and if you allow me a few more extra words, I will tell you why. Because of this questioning, because of the bubble of anxiety growing within her chest, because of her father's intentions as to why this man should be wed to Jane, she refuses the proposal.

Gunning fills her novel with believable and complex characters, some of whom are historical figures. Father against daughter, Winslow against Clarke, loyalist against rebel—the battles are complicated by her seemingly unbalanced aunt, the unexpectedly kind British soldiers and the townspeople who taunt them, her friendship with bookseller Henry Knox, and her beloved brother, Nate, a law clerk working for John Adams, who alarms Jane by channeling his own frustrations into seditious acts.

He barely notices his younger children and exiles Jane, his beloved eldest daughter, because she refuses to marry a man he wants her to marry.

There's a history textbook's worth of well-done cameos, but it's Gunning's fluid writing and attention to the larger issues of human nature that really make this move. She uses both language and slang to describe things that are actually rather unfamiliar to me.

Please call before going to store. At this particular time period, soldiers from England begin to occupy Boston at the request of the king to keep a presence among the growing rebellion.

The Rebellion of Jane Clarke started out well but flickered out in the second chapter. Posted by. Her days are full attending to her father's needs, minding her younger siblings, working with the local midwife.

The book's events take place in a small town called Satucket and the forthcoming establishment Boston, which both share the colony of Massachusetts.

This book succeeds handily at the task. But at twenty-two, Jane knows things will change.

The Rebellion of Jane Clarke

But, she has somehow made it a smooth read where the prose is both descriptive and poetic if not equally so. While she doesn't doubt her father's claims, she also doesn't harbor ill will towards the Winslows. She rejects the knee-jerk hatred the Bostonians have for the occupying British soldiers.

Quotes: "She made her way over the gunwale with the assistance of a few well-placed and misplaced hands. But at twenty-two, Jane knows things will change. While she was in Boston during the "bloody massacre" Gunning describes it in such a way that it brings the reader right along for a walk, seeing the little brats harass the soldier s and then The time period is one I am unfamiliar with in literature: the pre-dawn of the American Revolutionary War.Apr 26,  · From Sally Gunning, the critically acclaimed author of The Widow’s War and Bound, comes The Rebellion of Jane Clarke, the compelling story of a young woman caught between tradition and independence, family and conscience, loyalty and love, on the eve of the Revolutionary War.

From Sally Gunning, the critically acclaimed author of The Widow's War and Bound, comes The Rebellion of Jane Clarke, the compelling story of a young woman caught between tradition and independence, family and conscience, loyalty and love, on the eve of the Revolutionary War.

The Rebellion of Jane Clarke started out well but flickered out in the second chapter. What history was there was accurate but you could not get close to Jane's inner turmoil. A good book for time killing, but not a seat gripper/5(26).

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