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A nice combination of Canadian history, romantic biography, and literary research, the book is not only a good read but includes a bibliography, index and other material. Actually it is a roaring good adventure yarn about a highly eccentric dreamer and author of gothic novels. A major entry this year.Library Journal (New York).The life of John Richardson reads like one ofA nice combination of Canadian history, romantic biography, and literary research, the book is not only a good read but includes a bibliography, index and other material. Actually it is a roaring good adventure yarn about a highly eccentric dreamer and author of gothic novels. A major entry this year.Library Journal (New York).The life of John Richardson reads like one of his novels. David Beasley does justice to this Richardson, and what a story The Canadian Don Quixote is! Army service, gambling, duels everywhere, a happy marriage, constant litigation, and constant writing 'even this summary only begins to highlight the rich vitality of John Richardson's 56 years.(The London Free Press (London, Ont).If his life is a dream, David Beasley has anchored it very firmly in the social reality of the time.... His whole work teems with such careful, loving research and this makes his biography of Richardson not only a good read but the fulfillment of what's usually called 'an aching void'James Reaney, Brick (Toronto)....

Title : The Canadian Don Quixote: The Life and Works of Major John Richardson, Canada's First Novelist
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ISBN : 9780915317189
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 339 Pages
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The Canadian Don Quixote: The Life and Works of Major John Richardson, Canada's First Novelist Reviews

  • Sillyhuron
    2019-01-09 10:43

    John Richardson's work is barely remembered today. (His most famous novel, Wacousta, was a bigger hit when it was made "readable" by another author than the original ever was). But he was a fascinating wildman of Canadian literature & politics - 15 year old volunteer in the War of 1812, hard-core Tory fighting the "colonials" who'd dare to govern themselves, mercenary who served in Spain, govt. enforcer during the riots fought over construction of the Welland Canal, and indefatigable serious/pulp/trash writer. (He even took a hand at writing porn). The man needed a full scale biography, and David R. Beasley's book does the trick . The writing is fine, and not as pedestrian as you might expect from a DIY biographer. (Better in fact than most of Richardson's writing). Read the book & enjoy the story!