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The Seats of the Mighty

Afterword by Andrea Cabajsky
By Gilbert Parker
Subjects Fiction, Literary Criticism, Canadian Literature
Series Early Canadian Literature Hide Details
Paperback : 9781771120449, 408 pages, January 2015
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781771120463, 408 pages, January 2015
Ebook (PDF) : 9781771120456, 408 pages, January 2015


From the pen of Gilbert Parker comes one of the most popular Canadian novels of the late nineteenth century. First published simultaneously in Canada and the United States in 1896, The Seats of the Mighty is set in Quebec City in 1759, against the backdrop of the conflict between the English and the French over the future of New France. Written and published after Parker's move to England, the novel attempts to romanticize French Canada without alienating his English and American readership. The novel’s enduring popularity led to a stage version in 1897 and a silent film in 1914.