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Gilbert Parker

Novelist from Canada,United Kingdom

Sir Horatio Gilbert George Parker, 1st Baronet PC ( 23 November 1862 – 6 September 1932), known as Gilbert Parker, Canadian novelist and British politician, was born at Camden East, Addington, Ontario, the son of Captain J. Parker, R.A. He was educated at Ottawa and at University of Trinity College. Parker started as a teacher at the Ontario School for the deaf and dumb (in Belleville, Ontario). From there he went on to lecture at Trinity College. In 1886 he went to Australia, and for a while became associate editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. He also traveled extensively in the Pacific, Europe, Asia, Egypt, the South Sea Islands and subsequently in northern Canada. In the early nineties he began to gain a growing reputation in London as a writer of romantic fiction. The best of his novels are those in which he first took for his subject the history and life of the French Canadians; and his permanent literary reputation rests on the fine quality, descriptive and dramatic, of his Canadian stories. Pierre and his People (1892) was followed by Mrs. Falchion (1893), The Trail of the Sword (1894), When Valmond came to Pontiac (1895), An Adventurer of Icy North (1895), and The Seats of  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Sir Gilbert Parker,Sir Horatio Gilbert George Parker, 1st Baronet PC
Date of birth
1862-11-23
Place of birth
Camden East
Nationality
Canada,United Kingdom
Parents
Captain J. Parker
Spouse(s)
Amy VanTine
Profession
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Politician

Political career

Party From To
Conservative Party

Education

Institution From To
University of Toronto

Death

Date of death
1932-09-06
Place of death
London

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