Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Meriwether: A Novel of Meriwether Lewis and the Lewis & Clark Expedition (The American Story) Hardcover – May 1, 2004
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
This year is the bicentennial of the commencement of the expedition of the Corps of Discovery. The actual journey of Lewis and Clark is such a monumental adventure that it hardly requires a work of fiction to spruce it up. Still, a novel was inevitable. Nevin, who has written a series of novels dealing with American history from 1800 to 1860, has generally handled this subject with accuracy and respect for both his characters and their accomplishments. Nevin captures Lewis' streak of romanticism, his questing spirit, and his tendency to drift from elation to moroseness. Lewis, even to those who cared deeply for him, could be an enigmatic and frustratingly difficult companion. Yet, as Nevin shows, he and the more stable, practical Clark complemented each other well. In describing their journey, Nevin lets the daily sense of novelty and wonder shine through the narrative. After the triumphal return of the expedition, Nevin recounts the gradual softening and collapse of Lewis as his inner demons take hold. Jay Freeman
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now