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Crowded Out!:
and Other Sketches

Written by
Susan Frances Harrison
Edited by
Tracy Ware

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314 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781896133744
$39.95 CA

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About the Book In 1886, Susan Frances Harrison published a collection of eleven stories with the Ottawa Evening Journal. Some of the stories are as topical as the North-West Rebellion of the year before, while others take an ironic perspective on the vogue for local colour, especially in French Canada. The book begins with a Canadian artist's dissapointment and breakdown in London, where he has been unable to markey his work. It ends by anticipating Stephen Leacock's Arcadian Adventures of the Idle Rich with a mordant look at the lives of the wealthy in New York City. As the reviewer in the New York Critic observes,"One hardly knows which element predominates- the picturesque, the humerous, the imaginative, or the realistic. This edition features explanatory notes based on Harrison's marginalia. It includes a bibliography, contemporary reviews from "The Week" and "Critic", a selection of Harrison's nonfiction, a biographical essay by Carrie MacMillan, and critical essays by Margaret Steffler, Jennifer Chambers, Wanda Campbell, and Shelly Hulan.

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About the Authors Tracy Ware
Tracy Ware (1956- ) has edited "A Northern Romanticism: Poets of the Confederation (Borealis), and he edited Levi Adams' "Jean Baptiste." He has also written articles on Shelley, Wordsworth, Poe, Naipaul, Keneally, and various aspects of Canadian literature. He teaches English at Queen's University.

Susan Frances Harrison

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