Canal Town

Samuel Hopkins Adams

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Canal Town

Canal Town An elaborate colorful and affectionate portrait of a canal town in its growing pains Obviously Mr Adams has not only gone back to the sources but has lived with them for a long time before writing h

  • Title: Canal Town
  • Author: Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • ISBN: 9780815602286
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • An elaborate, colorful, and affectionate portrait of a canal town in its growing pains Obviously Mr Adams has not only gone back to the sources but has lived with them for a long time before writing his account of a young doctor setting up his practice The Atlantic

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    1. Elizabeth Hook on said:

      I was so surprised how well I enjoyed this book, which was found in a discard box at the public library. The feel of the era is conveyed easily, the action moves and keeps the reader's attention. The timely subjects of public health, the class struggle, human interest vs. an ethic based on privilege and raging bigotry against the poor and progressive thinkers, it is all there, along with several witty scenarios involving a young and intelligent free thinking girl, and an intelligence young docto [...]

    2. Sandy on said:

      Very interesting historical novel, new subject material: building Erie Canal and early doctoring. Great characters. Took the whole first chapter for me to get into it. Olden days writing style, which eventually grew on me. People didn't come right out and SAY things, so had to read into it. The story on the pregnancy got long and ended up unusual. Remarkable book.

    3. Jodi on said:

      This was a pretty interesting book. The first 2/3 give a great feel for the time period and a town on the brink of change. Also, loved the character of Araminta and ate up any portion of the book with her in it. The last 1/3 gets a little melodrama-ish and takes away from the canal action a bit. Over all, a pretty good book.

    4. Data on said:

      I was surprised at how enjoyable this book was the first time I read it - enough to read it a second time. It has a conflicted "hero" with a scientific mind, just trying to fit in when science was indeed not fashionable.

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