NCL 118 – Glengarry School Days by Ralph Connor


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Glengarry School Days was not included in Series One.


Glengarry School Days by Ralph Connor (New Canadian Library N118) front coverSeries Two

From the Back Cover:

Ralph Connor’s Glengarry School Days are days of boyhood joy and adventure in pioneer Ontario of the 1860’s. Written in 1902 and based on the author’s own memories, Glengarry School Days is one of the most popular of Connor’s twenty-eight books – a sparkling, vivid “fictional memoir” that confirmed his international reputation as a novelist in an era when a million-copy bestseller was a rare event indeed. Glengarry School Days remains as an authentic record of an early Canadian lifestyle and as an entertaining, well executed work of fiction in its own right.


Glengarry School Days by Ralph Connor (New Canadian Library N118) front coverSeries Three

From the Back Cover:

These light-hearted and remarkable sketches of nineteenth-century schooling add a memorable page to Canada’s social history.

Ralph Connor’s Glengarry school days are days of boyhood joy and adventure in the pioneer Ontario of the 1860s. Written in 1902 and based on his own memories, this is one of the most popular of Connor’s twenty-eight books.

Connor writes of a time when teachers “boarded around,” living week to week in the homes of different families; when education was not yet compulsory, and older boys were kept at home to do the farm work; when, just a few years before the advent of hockey, boys slashed, tripped, and fought with equal vigour in a game called shinny. Through characters such as John Craven, the teacher who takes more than an occasional drink, and Hugh Murray, the minister’s son who takes up any challenge or adventure, Connor’s colourful and enthralling sketch of boyhood in the days of Confederation lives on.

 


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