I SEEK A CITY by Gilbert Rees

I SEEK A CITY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The story of Hoger Williams, somewhat fictionized and told in the first person, but emerging as a sensitive record of the sharp and long way to God. This blends a certain lyricism with history and demonstrates a spiritual as well as an intellectual appeal. He tells of his childhood as son of a tradesman in England, of a mother who insisted on some measure of learning, of his gradual turning to religion. Then there are the circumstances that sent him forth to the New World -- his settling in Salem and Plymouth and finally, the exile, the grim winter trip, and the founding of Providence Plantations, the trouble with Indians, and the remaking of the settlement.

Pub Date: Sept. 11th, 1950
Publisher: Dutton