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Charles William Gordon

(1860—1937) clergyman and author

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Alison Gordon

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(b. 1943).

She was born in New York City, the daughter of pioneering socialist and international-relations expert King Gordon and granddaughter of the well-known novelist Charles...

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Edward McCourt

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(1907 – 72).

Edward Alexander McCourt was born in Mullinger, Ireland, and brought to Canada in 1909; he grew up on a farm outside Kitscoty, Alberta. After taking his high-school ...

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Glengarry school days

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(1902). A collection of loosely interrelated sketches by Charles William Gordon, who used the pseudonym ‘Ralph Connor’, Glengarry school days: a story of early days in Glengarry, is...

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McClelland & Stewart

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Toronto publishing house. Founded in 1906 by John McClelland and Frederick Goodchild as McClelland & Goodchild, it changed to McClelland, Goodchild, & Stewart during George Stewart’s tenure...

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Ontario, Writing in.To 1983

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As the most heavily populated part of English Canada, and with a capital, Toronto, that is the centre of English-language publishing, Ontario has experienced a great deal of literary...

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Prairie writing

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According to Edward McCourt, author of a ground-breaking critical survey, The Canadian West in fiction (1949; rev. 1970), ‘Prairie literature properly begins with the nineteenth-century...

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Ralph Connor

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(1860–1937), Canadian clergyman and author whose real name was Charles William Gordon. Educated in Toronto and Edinburgh, he was ordained in 1890. He spent four years in western Canada as...

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R.E. Knowles

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(1868–1946).

Robert Edward Knowles was born in Maxwell, Ontario, the son of an Irish Presbyterian minister. Educated at Peterborough Collegiate under William Tassie, Queen's...

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religion

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Is a prominent theme in mystery fiction. Whether one recognizes the Old Testament or Greek myth as the source of the first detective stories, the preoccupation is with crime and ...

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Social Gospel

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Christianity.

The most conspicuous movement representing the social aspects of Christianity in American and Canadian Protestantism in the late 19th and early 20th cents. Washington Gladden (1836–1918), a...

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