SEVENTEEN CHIMNEYS by Theodore Acland Harper


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The story of a boy, whose family have come to wealth in New Zealand, and his efforts to make his own way when his father's bank fails. Refusing to be dependent on anyone, he makes the grade in the mining fields, and emigrates to America on a cargo boat, where he proves himself and gets a start in the kind of work he wants. There is much more of a psychological slant here than in other books along the same lines, a deeper probing into the building up of a personality which is saved from being too priggish by the one ambition -- to stand on his own.

Pub Date: Aug. 22nd, 1938
Publisher: Viking