Sing in the Dark

Sing in the Dark

A Story of the Welsh in Pennsylvania

Land of the Free Series
by Maude Morgan Thomas, Clifford H. Schule (Illustrator), Erick Berry (Editor)
Publisher: John C. Winston
1st Edition, ©1954, Item: 87679
Hardcover, 203 pages
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Historical Setting: Pennsylvania, 1870s

This penetrating and heartfelt novel of the Welsh coal miners in the Pennsylvania anthracite regions of the late nineteenth century.

The black danger of the mines and collieries, dark rivalries, warm friendships, the deep Welsh religious and musical traditions are elements skillfully played against each other in the chronicle of young Huw Griffith's failures and successes. Huw's gift of song and his desire to be a composer lie in dramatic contrast to his probable destiny as a miner. There is a rapport as he works—as a breaker boy and a doorboy, as he saves his Polish friend Joey's life and fights for him against the bully Cadugan.

—From the dust jacket

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