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The Canadian Don Quixote: The Life and Works of Major John Richardson, Canadas First Novelist David R. Beasley

The Canadian Don Quixote: The Life and Works of Major John Richardson, Canadas First Novelist

David R. Beasley

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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 dreamerMoreA 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 Richardsons 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 whats usually called an aching voidJames Reaney, Brick (Toronto).