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The Untempered Wind

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Joanna E. Wood


Upon publication of “The Untempered Wind” in 1894, Joanna Wood quickly rose to international prominence, becoming in the next few years the …

A Superfluous Woman

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Emma Francis Brooke


Published anonymously in 1894, “A Superfluous Woman” quickly became one of the most widely read of the “New Woman” novels that appeared at t…

The Imperialist

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Mrs. Everard Cotes and Sara Jeannette Duncan


“The Imperialist,” a novel by Sara Jeannette Duncan, published in 1904, is a portrait of life in small-town Ontario at the beginning of the …

Settlers of the Marsh

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Frederick Philip Grove


The novel “Settlers of the Marsh” (1925) is a foundational work of realism in Canadian fiction. Its author, Frederick Philip Grove, a German…

A Daughter of Today

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Sara Jeannette Duncan


The Canadian author Sara Jeannette Duncan (aka Mrs. Everard Cotes) is today best known for her 1904 novel of Ontario life, “The Imperialist”…

Over Prairie Trails

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Frederick Philip Grove


When Frederick Philip Grove settled in a remote area of Manitoba in the early years of the 20th century, he found work teaching in a school …

The Story of a Modern Woman (Version 2)

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Ella Hepworth Dixon


“The Story of a Modern Woman” (1894) is a work of feminist social realism. In its time it was one of the most famous and influential novels …

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