NCL 65 – The Golden Dog by William Kirby


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The Golden Dog by William Kirby (New Canadian Library N65) front coverSeries One

From the Back Cover:

“At a time when the two cultures of Canada are making an important adjustment one to the other it is fitting that a romance by an English-born Canadian who was warmly sympathetic to French Canada should be republished,” says Derek Crawley, in his introduction to this new addition of William Kirby’s famous story. Set in the Quebec of 1748, it concerns the intrigue, treachery and corruption which was to lead to the eventual downfall of New France.

The plot centres mainly around the love stories of two women–the beautiful, wicked Angelique des Meloises, and the beautiful  (and good) Amelie de Pentigny. Angelique plots ruthlessly to marry the notorious Francois Bigot, last of the intendants of Canada. But her scheming leads to tragedy for both herself and Amelie, just as the greed of Bigot and his staff of ruthless men, “the Grand Company,” finally brings destruction to the whole regime.

In this newly abridged version, Derek Crawley has cut The Golden Dog to half its original (and some-what alarming) length of 678 pages, without losing any of its essential tempo and colour.

It remains and enthralling tale of love and murder, woven into an authentic historical background.


The Golden Dog by William Kirby (New Canadian Library N65)

Series Two

From the Back Cover:

“At a time when the two cultures of Canada are making an important adjustment one to the other it is fitting that a romance by an English-born Canadian who was warmly sympathetic to French Canada should be republished,” says Derek Crawley, in his introduction to this new addition of William Kirby’s famous story. Set in the Quebec of 1748, it concerns the intrigue, treachery and corruption which was to lead to the eventual downfall of New France.

The plot centres mainly around the love stories of two women–the beautiful, wicked Angelique des Meloises, and the beautiful  (and good) Amelie de Pentigny. Angelique plots ruthlessly to marry the notorious Francois Bigot, last of the intendants of Canada. But her scheming leads to tragedy for both herself and Amelie, just as the greed of Bigot and his staff of ruthless men, “the Grand Company,” finally brings destruction to the whole regime.

In this newly abridged version, Derek Crawley has cut The Golden Dog to half its original (and some-what alarming) length of 678 pages, without losing any of its essential tempo and colour.

It remains and enthralling tale of love and murder, woven into an authentic historical background.


The Golden Dog by William Kirby (New Canadian Library N65) front coverSeries Three

From the Back Cover:

First published in 1877, this is an enthralling tale of intrigue, passion, and murder during the turbulent years before the downfall of New France.

Full of absorbing detail, and set against the authentic historical background of Quebec in the seventeen-forties, this is the story of beautiful, treacherous Angélique des Meloises and the destruction she brings to all who cross her path. Angélique plots ruthlessly to marry the notorious François Bigot, last of the Intendants of Canada. But her scheming leads to personal tragedy – just as the greed of Bigot and his “Great Company” finally brings disaster upon the whole régime.

This NCL edition abridges the original 678 page version of The Golden Dog without losing any of its essential tempo and colour. [William Kirby]


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