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The Time of Man

The Time of Man

A Novel

by Elizabeth Madox Roberts

Introduction by Robert Penn Warren and Wade Hall

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

420 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780813109817
  • Published: February 2000



Considered her finest work and an American classic, Roberts's novel traces the coming of age of Ellen Chesser, the daughter of a poor itinerant farmer. Against all privations and the forces that would subdue her, Ellen is sustained by a sense of wonder and by an awareness of her own being. Reduced to the bare elements of life, her world becomes a ceremony of daily duties that bind her to the natural world and her family. The Time of Man stands as a beautifully written tribute to the human spirit.