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“The Imperialist,” a novel by Sara Jeannette Duncan, is a portrait of life in small-town Ontario at the beginning of the 20th century.|At that time, English Canada was torn between affectionate loyalty for the “mother country” (Britain), and, on the other side, hard-headed respect for the demands of life in the shadow of the dynamic American economy. (In a by-election, one party pushes for establishing a preferred trading relationship between Canada and Britain: this is the “imperialist” position referred to by the book’s title.)|Main characters find themselves in problematic love stories that unfold against the backdrop of a society that is working out its national identity. These national issues would continue to vex Canada for decades to come. The author is ambivalent about the larger debates, but offers richly specific, subtle, and entertaining observations of manners and morals.|In the decades since publication, “The Imperialist” has been increasingly appreciated as a landmark in Canadian fiction. Critic and scholar Peter Allen has written: “Duncan is an eloquent and important witness to the ambiguity of [Canada’s] developing national identity in the years before World War I.” (This book contains Audio)

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2020
12 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
425
Pages
PUBLISHER
Libro Móvil
SELLER
Levro movil
SIZE
298.4
MB

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