Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943), a native of New Brunswick, began his career there. He also lived in New York and England, where he was a British army officer in World War I, before settling in Toronto. Considered the father of Canadian poetry for his influence on Canadian poets, he also wrote prose, creating animal stories such as "Eyes of the Wilderness" (1933). His poetry volumes include: "Orion, and Other Poems" (1880), "The Vagrant of Time" (1927), and "The Iceberg and Other Poems" (1934).
333 pages, Paperback ISBN: 9781896133485 $19.95 CA
333 pages, Hardcover ISBN: 9781896133508 $39.95 CA
About the Book
This edition of Stories recovers what its editor sees as twenty of his finest works. Along with Ernest Thompson Seton, Roberts was the co-founder of the modern 'realistic' animal story. Misao Dean, Joseph Gold, W. J. Keith, T. D. MacLulich, and Terry Whalen contributed to the Criticism section. There is a short biography, anonymous reviews, commentaries on animals and the animal story by Roberts, and an extensive bibliography.