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Shadows on the Rock
Shadows on the Rock


 
Rhetoric Level Literature
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Shadows on the Rock is the second of Willa Cather's "Catholic" historical novels and reflects her fascination with finding a little piece of France in eastern Canada Set in the late seventeenth century.

The novel centers on the activities of the widowed apothecary Euclide Auclair and his young daughter, Cecile. To Auclair's house and shop come trappers, missionaries, craftsmen, the indigent—those seeking cures, a taste of France, or liberation from the corruptions caused there by the excesses of the French court. Set against these fictional characters, historical personages such as Bishop Laval, Count Frontenac, and others contend in the political life of the vast colony.