The Master of Life, A Romance of the Five Nations and of Prehistoric Montreal. W. D. LIGHTHALL.

The Master of Life, A Romance of the Five Nations and of Prehistoric Montreal. Toronto: The Musson Book Co. Limited, (1908).

First Edition. Despite not being listed in Bleiler, a novel with supernatural elements including ghosts and spirits and set among the Iroquois, Mohawk and Cherokee Indians. "The present book is an attempt to picture the strange ideas of the Red Man's mind, life, and melancholy. It is an aboriginal romance, without a white man in it. The Indian is here represented in the chivalrous and reverent side of his nature. To understand his philosophy it is necessary to remember that he was a mystic ; yet he believes one thing firmly, that the whole world of objects was living believing that the whole world objects was living, he himself was but part of a living world, and so were his dreams. And that world had one exquisite and incomparable quality to him in its state of perfect nature - its beauty." Very Good in Very Good dustjacket, quarter sized chip at lower front panel, few small edge chips.

Price: $150.00

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