FP now includes 8171 eBooks in its collection.

  main page

There are Victories

Cover Image

Book Details

Title:There are Victories
Harrison, Charles Yale   
(4 of 4 for author by title)
Meet Me on the Barricades
Published:   1933
Publisher:Covici Friede
Tags:Canadiana, fiction

There Are Victories is not a war novel, though I've seen it described as such. The conflict figures only in that a third of the way in, the protagonist, Montrealer Ruth Courtney, marries a man who disappears for a time to fight in Europe. He returns damaged, violent, prone to rape, and drawn more than ever to prostitutes. Ruth escapes to Manhattan, where she finds comfort in the arms of another man. He's better only in comparison. - The Dusty Bookcase. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:217 Info

Author Bio for Harrison, Charles Yale

Author Image

Charles Yale Harrison (1898–1954) was a Canadian author and journalist. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Montreal. At age 16, he started working for the Montreal Star but his newspaper career was interrupted by the First World War. He enlisted in the army and was sent to France where he participated in the Battle of Amiens in 1918. He was wounded in the foot and spent the rest of the war in hospital. He returned home where he ended up in New York City continuing his literary work as a novelist, journalist, and public relations consultant. In 1930 he published his best known book, an anti-war novel, "Generals Die in Bed". He wrote another anti-war novel, called "Meet Me on the Barricades". The book which uses the Spanish Civil War as a backdrop is more of a satire and contains elements akin to James Joyce's "Ulysses". The book is significant for its self-consciousness as a modernist novel and as a political document. (Encyclopedia of literature in Canada, University of Ottawa Press)

Available Formats

UTF-8 text   20190435.txt
Epub20190435.epubIf you cannot open a .mobi file on your mobile device, please use .epub with an appropriate eReader.
Mobi/Kindle20190435.mobiInfoNot all Kindles or Kindle apps open all .mobi files.
PDF (tablet)20190435-a5.pdf
HTML Zip20190435-h.zip

Kindle Direct (New, Experimental)

Send this book direct to your kindle via email. We need your Send-to-Kindle Email address, which can be found by looking in your Kindle device’s Settings page. All kindle email addresses will end in @kindle.com. Note you must add our email server’s address, [email protected], to your Amazon account’s Approved E-mail list. This list may be found on your Amazon account: Your AccountManage Your Content and DevicesPreferencesPersonal Document SettingsApproved Personal Document E-mail ListAdd a new approved e-mail address.

Send to Kindle Email Address:

This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free. You may do whatever you like with this book, but mostly we hope you will read it.

Here at FadedPage and our companion site Distributed Proofreaders Canada, we pride ourselves on producing the best ebooks you can find. Please tell us about any errors you have found in this book, or in the information on this page about this book.