Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pen name of James Leslie Mitchell, a Scottish writer best known for his trilogy 'A Scots Quair', which includes the novel 'Sunset Song'. His works often explore themes of rural life and social change in early 20th-century Scotland.


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  1. 1. Sunset Song

    Set in the early 20th century in the fictional estate of Kinraddie in Scotland, the narrative follows the life of a young woman, Chris Guthrie, as she comes of age amidst the challenges of rural Scottish life. Torn between her love for the land and the pull of modernity, Chris navigates personal loss, the impact of World War I, and societal changes. The novel poignantly explores themes of identity, resilience, and the enduring connection to one's heritage, against the backdrop of the sweeping agricultural and social transformations of the time.

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