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Settlers of the Marsh

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

by Frederick Philip Grove

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list price: $21.00
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published: Aug 2018
ISBN:9780735236028
imprint: Emblem Editions
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Settlers of the Marsh was first published in 1925, after a struggle by the author to persuade publishers that his first novel would meet public acceptance. Some critics immediately condemned this hypnotic story of the loss of innocence on the Manitoba frontier, calling it “obscene” and “indecent.” Churches issued warnings to their congregations to avoid its scandalous contents. Only several decades later was Settlers of the Marsh recognized for what it is – a landmark in the development of the Canadian novel, and a work of realism in the tradition of Thomas Hardy.

A psychological portrait of life in the Canadian West, Settlers of the Marsh presents with chilling accuracy the hopes, passions, and anxieties of young pioneers.

About the Author

Frederick Philip Grove was a Canadian author and translator best known for his fictional works exploring the Canadian west. Born in Germany as Felix Paul Greve, Grove emigrated to Canada as an adult following his imprisonment for fraud in 1903 and a self-imposed exile from Germany from 1904-1906. Settling in Manitoba, Grove formally changed his name and undertook a series of teaching positions in rural areas before devoting himself to writing full time starting in the early 1920s. Among Grove’s most memorable works are Fruits of the Earth, Settlers of the Marsh, and A Search for America. Grove died in Ontario in 1948 after suffering a stroke in 1946.

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FREDERICK PHILIP GROVE, born in West Prussia, began his career as a poet and translator. After emigrating from Germany to the United States, he moved again to Manitoba, where he worked as a teacher and devoted himself to writing. Settlers of the Marsh was his first novel in English, and his other works included Over Prairie Trails,and two autobiographies: A Search for America, and In Search of Myself. He eventually moved to Ontario, where he continued to write essays and novels. He died in Simcoe, Ontario, in 1948.

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