THE OUTLANDER by Myron David Orr


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A workmanlike novel of a relatively new outpost, Mackinac Island in the Michigan Territory in the early 19th century, and one young man's struggle to find acceptance there after leaving a background of wealth and prestige. But Edward Biddle, whose elegant attire brands him as a ""dude"" and without courage, must prove himself- particularly to Mike Blakeman, an independent trader whose organization provides the opposition against the ruthless John Jacob Astor. As Edward falls in love with an Indian girl, he faces another barrier, but he wins her love and her hand, while with his fists he fights his way into Blakeman's confidence and a partnership ahead.... The background is filled in fairly solidly- and anything from box sociables to sterner action keeps it going-not at a great clip.

Pub Date: July 20th, 1959
Publisher: Thomas Bouregy