NCL NN – The Afterlife of George Cartwright by John Steffler


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The Afterlife of George Cartwright  was not included in Series One, Series Two or Series Three.


The Afterlife of George Cartwright by John Steffler (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Four

From the Back Cover:

THE AFTERLIFE OF GEORGE CARTWRIGHT transforms the real life of an eighteenth-century gentleman-adventurer into a fictional journey that scales the heights of exotic adventure, from England, to India, to Frederick the Great’s Prussia – and eventually to Labrador.

First published in 1992, John Steffler’s stunning novel recreates a lost time and place, and gives life to an enigmatic figure from Canada’s past. Described quietly by historians as “soldier, diarist, entrepreneur,” Cartwright emerges as a character of overwhelming appetite and ambition. Now his tale becomes our own: a telling portrait of our past and a warning about our future.


The Afterlife of George Cartwright John Steffler (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Six

From the Back Cover:

The Afterlife of George Cartwright transforms the real life of an eighteenth-century gentleman-adventurer into a fictional journey that scales the heights of exotic adventure, from England, to India, to Frederick the Great’s Prussia – and eventually to Labrador.

First published in 1992, John Steffler’s stunning novel recreates a lost time and place, and gives life to an enigmatic figure from Canada’s past. Described quietly by historians as “soldier, diarist, entrepreneur,” Cartwright emerges as a character of overwhelming appetite and ambition. Now his tale becomes our own: a telling portrait of our past and a warning about our future.

“Quietly brilliant…” – James Harrison


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