In Elgin, Ontario, a burgeoning community in young Canada, Lorne Murchison must balance his political aspirations and his support for the imperialist ideal with his romantic aspirations. Meanwhile, his sister, Advena, falls in love with a young minister, who is already engaged to another woman.
An examination of Canadian values in the late nineteenth century, The Imperialist serves as a comedy of manners and an important depiction of life in small-town Ontario. The novel has since become Sara Jeanette Duncan’s best-known work.
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