The Great Divide (novel)

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The Great Divide
Author Alan Sullivan
Country Canada
Language English
Genre Historical
Publication date
Media type Print

The Great Divide is a historical novel by the Canadian writer Alan Sullivan, which was first published in 1935. It was a breakthrough work for Sullivan, and was very well received by critics.[1] It depicts the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Nineteenth century.

Film adaptation[edit]

In 1937 the novel was adapted into a British film The Great Barrier, directed by Milton Rosmer and Geoffrey Barkas at the Lime Grove Studios in London. A number of changes were made from the novel.


  1. ^ McLeod p.74


  • McLeod, Gordon Duncan. Essentially Canadian: The Life and Fiction of Alan Sullivan, 1868-1947. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1982.