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The Seats of the Mighty Early Canadian Literature Series The Early Canadian Literature Series returns to print rare texts deserving restoration to the canon of Canadian texts in English. Including novels, periodical pieces, memoirs , and creative non-fiction, the series showcases texts by Indigenous peoples and immigrants from a range of ancestral, language, and religious origins. Each volume includes an afterword by a prominent scholar providing new avenues of interpretation for all readers. Series Editor: Benjamin Lefebvre Series Advisory Board: Andrea Cabajsky, Département d’anglais, Université de Moncton Carole Gerson, Department of English, Simon Fraser University Cynthia Sugars, Department of English, University of Ottawa For more information please contact: Lisa Quinn Acquisitions Editor Wilfrid Laurier University Press 75 University Avenue West Waterloo, ONMN2L 3C5 Canada Phone: 519.884.0710 ext. 2843 Fax: 519.725.1399 Email: The Seats of the Mighty Gilbert Parker Afterword by Andrea Cabajsky Early Canadian Literature Wilfrid Laurier University Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through its Book Publishing Industry Development Program for our publishing activities. Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Parker, Gilbert, 1862–1932, author The seats of the mighty / by Gilbert Parker. (Early Canadian literature series) Reprint. Originally published 1896. Issued in print and electronic formats. ISBN 978-1-77112-044-9 (pbk.).—ISBN 978-1-77112-046-3 (epub).— ISBN 978-1-77112-045-6 (pdf). 1. Canada—History—To 1763 (New France)—Fiction. 2. United States—History—French and Indian War, 1754–1763—Fiction. 3. Historical fiction. I. Title. II. Series: Early Canadian literature series PS8481.A59S4 2015 C813’.4 C2014-906857-3 C2014-906858-1 Cover design and text design by Blakeley Words+Pictures. Cover photo: Sir Gilbert Parker, headand -shoulders portrait, facing right (c. 1914), by Pirie MacDonald, photographer-of-men, New York, from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs.© 2015 Wilfrid Laurier University Press Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Every reasonable effort has been made to acquire permission for copyright material used in this text, and to acknowledge all such indebtedness accurately. Any errors and omissions called to the publisher’s attention will be corrected in future printings. This book is printed on FSC® certified recycled paper and is certified Ecologo. It is made from 100% post-consumer fibre, processed chlorine free, and manufactured using biogas energy. Printed in Canada. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior written consent of the publisher or a licence from The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright). For an Access Copyright licence, visit or call toll free: 1.800.893.5777. an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario ...


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