Sunset Song - Prelude: The Unfurrowed Field Summary & Analysis

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Sunset Song tells the history of the fictional community of Kinraddie in Scotland, through the life of one of its residents, a young woman called Chris Guthrie who resided in the village during the early years of the twentieth century.

The Prelude begins the story of Kinraddie from as far back as the twelfth century when, legend had it, a mythical beast resided there and a heroic man named Cospatric de Gondeshil killed the beast and was rewarded by the King of Scotland who made Cospatric a Knight. Cospatric got the local peasants to build him a castle in Kinraddie, where he lived until he died. The Prelude detailed the various exploits of Cospatric’s descendants, including their involvement with the battles between William Wallace and the English Army in the thirteenth Century. During those battles a young bride who lived...

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