LL 6 – Hetty Dorval by Ethel Wilson

Hetty Dorval by Ethel Wilson (Laurentian Library 6) front coverHetty Dorval

From the Back Cover:

Ethel Wilson’s brilliant novel describes a beautiful and irresponsible young woman, Hetty Dorval, who comes to a small town in British Columbia. The people are not ready for her, except for Frankie, an adolescent girl who becomes her friend, protégé, and, finally, as she matures, her opponent.

In a general review of her work, Hugo McPherson wrote in the Toronto Telegram (March 11, 1967) that Ethel Wilson is a writer of “extraordinary sensibility and wisdom…brilliant…a mind of great subtlety and depth…”

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