Montreal: Wm. Drysdale & Co., Publishers, 1888. First edition. Small 8vo, original printed wrappers, 200 pages. Some minor soiling and wear; a very good copy. Item #9262
An ambitious early novel from this long-time fixture on the Montreal political and literary scene, meant to "map out a future for the Canadian nation, which has been hitherto drifting without any plan." Lighthall also attempts "to make some of the atmosphere of French Canada understood by those who speak English." Despite his disavowal of a political agenda, there is much here on Canadian nationalism and political idealism. Watters, page 329.