|Title:||Down the River to the Sea|
|Publisher:||Home Book Company|
|Tags:||Canada, Canadiana, Niagara, non-fiction, Ontario, St. Lawrence River, travelogue|
A quiet chronicle of a trip down the St. Lawrence River, past Niagara, to Kingston, Quebec, and through the Canadian channel of the Thousand Islands. Nearly all the members of the little part are Canadians, and the writer's point of view is thoroughly Canadian. Many striking episodes of Canadian history and legend are touched upon, and of course there are threads of romance to brighten this pleasant narrative of a summer jaunt. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Machar, Agnes Maule
Agnes Maule Machar (23 January 1837 – 24 January 1927) was a Canadian author and social reformer.
Machar was a prolific writer. Her first published book, Faithful Unto Death, was a memorial to a janitor at Queen's, published in 1859. Her 1870 novel, Katie Johnstone's Cross, won the Campbell's Prize (offered by Toronto publisher James Campbell and Son), and she won the same prize again the next year for Lucy Raymond. In 1874 she received another prize, this time for For King and Country, awarded by The Canadian Monthly and National Review; the novel is probably her best known work. Writing under her own name, and the pseudonym Fidelis, Machar published at least eight novels, a biography of her father, and many poems and essays. An anthology of her poetry, Lays of the "True North" and Other Canadian Poems was published in 1899, and she coauthored six historical works.--Wikipedia.
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