NCL 138 – The Master’s Wife by Sir Andrew Macphail

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The Master’s Wife was not included in Series One.

The Master's Wife by Sir Andrew Macphail (New Canadian Library N138) front coverSeries Two

From the Back Cover:

Written in the wake of Canada’s dynamic transformation into an urban industrial nation, The Master’s Wife hearkens back to the traditional rural life of the latter nineteenth century. Rich in characterization anecdote, it is a fund of information on the manners and mentality of a Prince Edward Island pioneer settlement – the close family circle, the varied farming tasks, the generous hospitality, the religious, social and educational practices and standards of lifestyle that underpinned the early development of Canada. A celebration of ancestral ways, a semi-autobiography, a valuable document on Canada’s social history. The Master’s Wife is a book of rare richness by a supreme literary artist.

Sir Andrew Macphail, medical doctor, lecturer, essayist, critic and editor, was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1910, knighted in 1918, received the OBE in 1919 and was awarded the Lorne Pierce Medal for distinguished service to Canadian literature in 1930.

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