Borealis Press logo
Borealis Press Home | Index by Author | Index by Title | Search | View Cart

Colonial Era

Confederation Era

Modern Era

eBooks

Children

Young Adult

Novels

General Works

Drama

Poetry

Criticism and Biography/Autobiography

Canadian Critical Editions

Journal of Canadian Poetry

Native

Heritage Books of Canada

How Parliament Works

Canadian Parliamentary Handbook

Fiction

Short Stories

Prose

Canadian Writers

Multi-Cultural

Early Canadian Woman Writers

Canadian Native Subjects

History

Medicine

Abuse of Power

Aussie Six

Canadian Critical Edition

Early Canadian Women Writers Series

Greenhouse Kids

Hockey Family

Journal of Canadian Poetry

Mighty Orion

New Canadian Drama

Other Side

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Quickbeam Chronicles

René

Silly Sally

Tales of the Shining Mountains

The Stry-Ker Family Saga

Trudzik

Simple Adventures of a Memsahib

Written by
Sara Jeannette Duncan






215 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780919662476
$17.95 CA





This book is in stock and ships within 48 hours of receipt of order.

About the Book For all that she played no part in the administration of British India, the memsahib as wife, mother and mistress has figured prominently in the complex mythology of that society. In fiction and non-fiction alike, the memsahib has been portrayed as heroine, martyr, and villainess. Sara Jeannette Duncan, on the contrary, concerned herself with the mundane life of the ordinary memsahib. It is her distinctive achievement that she combines entertaining craftsmanship with an absence of melodrama. Her Helen Browne, Duncan convinces us, is what most memsahibs really were like.




About the Author Sara Jeannette Duncan
Sara Jeannette Duncan (1861-1922), a ground-breaking journalist with "The Washington Post" and "The Toronto Globe," travelled around the world with a female friend, unthinkable for women then. In India she met her husband Everard Cotes. The Brantford, Ontario-born Duncan began producing novels, plays, essays and more, including "An American Girl in London" (1891), and her best-known work, "The Imperialist" (original 1904; edited version by Thomas E. Tausky, 1996, Tecumseh).





top home