By: Barr, Robert. Introduction by Louis K. MacKendrick.

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Book Condition: Near Fine

308 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). 'Literature of Canada - Poetry and Prose in Reprint' series. "Originally published in 1907, (this) is the nearest (Barr) came to writing an autobiographical novel. It concerns the Toronto Normal School and the experiences there in the 1870s of a young man who undoubtedly is Barr himself. In this novel, Barr is exorcising unhappy memories and is ironic, even bitter, about the school's quality of education, the rigid discipline observed by its staff and their indifference to their students, and the sexual segregation practised. As a realistic study of Ontario's only central teacher-training institution in the late nineteenth century, (it) will appeal both to those interested in Canadian fiction of the period and to those more concerned with the evolution of the system of education established by Egerton Ryerson. Also included with this reprint of the novel is an essay originally published in 1899 and entitled 'Literature in Canda'. In this essay, Barr elaborated upon his opinions of the school system and its quality of education." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light fading at edges and on spine, light edge wear/wrinkling, three tiny tears archivally taped.


Author Name: Barr, Robert. Introduction by Louis K. MacKendrick.

Categories: Literature, Canada - Ontario, Canada - Biography, Canada - Toronto,

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1973

ISBN Number: 0802020720

ISBN Number 13: 9780802020727

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 22798

Keywords: Canadian Authors, Canadian Literature, Early 20th Century, Robert Barr, Novels, Novelists, Authobiographical Novels, Toronto Normal School, Teachers, Teacher Education, Education in 19th Century Ontario, Ontario, Teacher Training, Toronto, 1870s, Discipline, Students, Sexual Segregation, Egerton Ryerson, Education Systems, Schools, School Systems.,