The Country Beyond

  • Title: The Country Beyond
  • Author: James Oliver Curwood
  • ISBN: 9780974063669
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Country Beyond The Country Beyond by James Oliver Curwood is love story set in the back woods of Northern Canada during the early s It is a tale of romance and adventure in the wild rugged Canadian wilderness O
    The Country Beyond by James Oliver Curwood is love story set in the back woods of Northern Canada during the early 1900s It is a tale of romance and adventure in the wild, rugged Canadian wilderness Once again, James Oliver Curwood spins a tale of adventure and romance in the Canadian wilderness with an interesting twist In this book, the good are not so very good, andThe Country Beyond by James Oliver Curwood is love story set in the back woods of Northern Canada during the early 1900s It is a tale of romance and adventure in the wild, rugged Canadian wilderness Once again, James Oliver Curwood spins a tale of adventure and romance in the Canadian wilderness with an interesting twist In this book, the good are not so very good, and the bad becomes the hero in the end The Law puts Jolly Roger McKay on the run, separating him from his love, Nada Peter, the half Airedale, half Mackenzie hound called Pied Bot is torn between the two and determined to protect both against all enemies, man or beast This is a heart rending tale of love and heroics between a man, a woman and their little dog, Peter Sergeant Cassidy, of the Royal Northwest Mounties, chases Jolly Roger across the wilds of Northern Canada in a fair fight in which each takes his turn in winning over the other With Cassidy always close behind, Jolly Roger heads for his friends of the Cree tribe There, his dear friend, Yellowbird, predicts that he will once again see Nada in The Country Beyond, a place as yet unknown Tragedy and comedy avail each of the main characters in this book, Jolly Roger, Sergeant Cassidy, Nada, and even Pied bot as the story advances to determine whether Cassidy will catch McKay before he can reach Nada and escape.

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    About James Oliver Curwood


    1. Born in Owosso, Michigan he left high school without graduating but was able to pass the entrance exams to the University of Michigan where he studied journalism In 1900, Curwood sold his first story while working for the Detroit News Tribune By 1909 he had saved enough money to travel to the Canadian northwest, a trip that provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories The success of his novels afforded him the opportunity to return to the Yukon and Alaska for several months each year that allowed him to write than thirty such books.By 1922, Curwood s writings had made him a very wealthy man and he fulfilled a childhood fantasy by building Curwood Castle in Owosso Constructed in the style of an 18th century French chateau, the estate overlooked the Shiawassee River In one of the home s two large turrets, Curwood set up his writing studio Curwood also owned a camp in a remote area in Baraga County, Michigan, near the Huron Mountains.An advocate of environmentalism, Curwood was appointed to the Michigan Conservation Commission in 1926 The following year, while on a Florida fishing trip, Curwood was bitten on the thigh by what was believed to have been a spider and had an immediate allergic reaction Health problems related to the bite escalated over the next few months and infection set in that led to his death from blood poisoning.Interred in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Owosso, his Curwood Castle is now a museum During the first full weekend in June of each year, the city of Owosso holds the Curwood Festival to celebrate the city s heritage Also in his honor, a mountain in L Anse Township, Michigan was given the name Mount Curwood, and the L Anse Township Park was renamed Curwood Park.


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    1. Mister Jolly Roger McKay has been an outlaw ever since he did one good deed for his Cree friends, and broke the law to do it. The Royal Mounted Police have been after him ever since and he's slowly added to his crimes. A parcel of books here, some food there and as of let, he's never hurt a human. He doesn't use his gun, he uses his wits. Cassidy of the Royal Mounted Police has been on his trail for years. It's become a game for the two of them until Jolly Roger meets Nada, a young girl who live [...]

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    2. Curwood writes such great wilderness adventure stories. 4.5 stars!

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    3. The Country Beyond, by James Oliver Curwood. A big-hearted outlaw, Jolly Roger McKay, who never did anything really bad, is pursued for years by the Royal Northwest Mounties, through the Northwest Canadian wilderness in the early 1900’s. At one of his hiding places, he falls in love with a local young woman, Nada, whose foster parents have badly mistreated her, but feels he is unworthy of her love. The loyal mongrel-puppy Peter, devoted to both the outlaw and Nada, follows him through many adv [...]

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    4. I really wanted this to be great--it sounded like it could be. And then, it wasn't. Too melodramatic for my tastes.

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    5. Still my all time favorite book. I read it many times growing up and it still holds my interest to the very end.A thrilling story!

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    6. Canadian adventure romance with beautiful reflections on the wild nature around the characters. Fun people in this book, and loved the dog, Peter. I'll have to look up more by this author later.

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    7. The mixed breed dog, Peter, is devoted to Nada, the seventeen-year-old foster child of an abusive bootlegger in the Canadian wilderness. Peter was a gift to Nada from Jolly Roger McKay who leads a solitary life in a nearby cabin. Roger is the only person who has shown Nada any kindness since she became an orphan ten years earlier. Because Roger is pursued by the Canadian Mounted Police, he has cause to move frequently. The threat of arrest and life on the lam cause Roger to travel great distance [...]

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    8. This is a sweet simple love story from the good old days. I listened to it as an audiobook while walking, free from librivox, and enjoyed it for days.

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    9. Curwood spends a little too much time capturing dreamy moments and worshipping nature.

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    10. I was my favorite book when I was about 12. I still re-read it occasionally.

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    11. Reminded me very much of "The Valley of Silent Men" -- a chased man, falls in love, gets separated from the woman, must find some unknown place but a nice book in any case!

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