NCL 75 – The Seats of the Mighty by Horatio Gilbert Parker


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The Seats of the Mighty  was not included in Series One.


The Seats of the Mighty by Gilbert Parker (New Canadian Library N75) front coverSeries Two

From the Back Cover:

“Fate, working through a Scottish major, put into General Wolfe’s hands the secret of access into the supposedly impregnable citadel of Quebec…” Thus Elizabeth Waterston, in her introduction to this fascinating historical novel, which is based upon the memoirs and real-life exploits of one Major Robert Stobo, who actually was a prisoner (and probably a spy) in Quebec City during the siege of 1757-59. From this, Parker has built up a complex tale of national and international intrigue, of treachery, violence and romance.

The book includes such famous figures as Madam Pompadour; Bigot, the infamous Intendant; Wolfe, Montcalm and even Bonnie Prince Charlie. Then there is Axie, the beautiful French Canadian, who becomes a double agent in her lover’s cause; the diabolical and fascinating Doltaire and many other richly drawn characters.

With a panache reminiscent of Hugo and Dumas, Parker builds climax upon spine-chilling climax to the final, shattering conclusion upon the heights of Quebec. A reprinting of this novel, with its extraordinary blend of fact and fantasy, is of particular significance today, when both French and English historians are re-examining the complex years of 1757-59.


The Seats of the Mighty by Horatio Gilbert Parker (New Canadian Library N75)Series Three

From the Back Cover:

The brilliant nineteenth-century novel, based upon the real-life exploits of a Scottish major in the turbulent Quebec of 1757-59.

Fate, working through a Scottish major, put into General Wolfe’s hands the secret of access into the supposedly impregnable citadel of Quebec. Here is a fascinating historical novel, based on the memoirs and real-life exploits of Major Robert Stobo, a prisoner (and probably a spy) in Quebec City during the siege of 1757-59.

The book includes such famous figures as Madam Pompadour; Bigot, the infamous Intendant; Wolfe; Montcalm; and even Bonnie Prince Charlie. Then there is Axie, the beautiful French Canadian, who becomes a double agent in her lover’s cause; the diabolical and fascinating Doltaire and many other richly drawn characters. [Horatio Gilbert Parker]


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