THE RED FOUNTAIN by Jeanne Montupet

THE RED FOUNTAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A stirring and timely historical novel backgrounded by the bloody pioneer days in Algeria, back in 1837, this is the turbulent story of the Vermorel family and of how they converted raw and unproductive acres into a harvest of wine grapes. It is a family saga covering three generations presided over by a matriarch of the old order, who demanded great sacrifice of her sons and daughters. The impact of the mood, the pace of the setting, the conflict throughout these years vividly recaptures the feel and spirit of old Algeria.

Pub Date: May 7th, 1961
Publisher: St Martin's Press