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Kirby, William 1817-1906

Overview
Works: 90 works in 737 publications in 2 languages and 5,350 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Drama 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PR4859.K15, C813.4
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The golden dog (Le chien d'or) : a romance of old Quebec by William Kirby( )

283 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kirby's Le Chien d'or / The Golden Dog, a dramatic historical romance that vividly details the intertwined French and English foundations of Canada, is one of the nation's best-known pieces of nineteenth-century literature. A complicated publishing history, however, resulted in severe distortions of the text, so that each edition of the novel moved further from the author's original vision. Now, in the final work produced by the Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts at Carleton University, editor Mary Jane Edwards returns this beloved piece of literary history to its intended form. First published in 1877, Le Chien d'or draws upon the threads of legend spun around the real-life tablet of the Golden Dog, which can still be seen in Quebec City. [The novel's author William] Kirby begins his tale in the 1740s, with the murder of the prosperous merchant who lived in the house that bore the tablet, and brings his work to a tragic end that coincides with the destruction of France's North American empire. Weaving historical, literary, and religious allusions together with a powerful lyricism, Le Chien d'or develops an epic narrative of the heroic past and promising future of the Dominion of Canada
The U.E.; a tale of Upper Canada by William Kirby( )

41 editions published between 1859 and 2017 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long narrative written in rhyming couplets and presented in 12 cantos, The U.E. tells the story of Walwyn and his sons, Ethwald and Eric, who come to Upper Canada from Yorkshire in the late 1820s, and the United Empire Loyalist Ranger John and his sons, Herman, Hendrick, Simcoe, and Hugh
The golden dog : (Le chien d'or) a romance of the days of Louis Quinze in Quebec by William Kirby( )

27 editions published between 1877 and 2012 in English and French and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annals of Niagara by William Kirby( Book )

32 editions published between 1891 and 1981 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian idylls by William Kirby( Book )

39 editions published between 1882 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hungry year by William Kirby( )

21 editions published between 1878 and 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le chien d'or légende canadienne by William Kirby( Book )

27 editions published between 1884 and 1999 in French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 d'une série de 2 volumes. Pour chaque volume de la série, voir les numéros 07986-07987 de l'ICMH
The chien d'or (The golden dog) : a legend of Quebec by William Kirby( )

15 editions published between 1877 and 1998 in English and French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Servos family by William Kirby( Book )

17 editions published between 1891 and 1980 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Servos, a descendant of a family of Hungarian Protestant refugees to Germany, emigrated with his family to New York in 1726. The American Loyalist family migrated to Canada at the end of the Revolutionary War
William Kirby by William Kirby( Book )

6 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian idylls : the Queen's birthday by William Kirby( )

15 editions published between 1881 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spring : Stoney Creek by William Kirby( Book )

11 editions published between 1880 and 1999 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter manifesto to the annexationists of Montreal by William Kirby( Book )

9 editions published between 1849 and 1984 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred, lord Tennyson and William Kirby : unpublished correspondence to which are added some letters from Hallam, lord Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( Book )

3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pontiac ; and, Bushy run by William Kirby( Book )

8 editions published between 1887 and 1980 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Empire Loyalists of Canada, illustrated by memorials of the Servos family by William Kirby( Book )

13 editions published between 1884 and 1980 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The knight of Spencer Grange, New Year's Day, 1898 : a pleasant anniversary by William Kirby( Book )

13 editions published between 1898 and 1980 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian idyls; Pontiac and Bushy run by William Kirby( )

9 editions published between 1837 and 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian idyls, number IV, spring by William Kirby( )

8 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian idylls. The Queen's birthday. Interlude first, The bells of Kirby Wiske, and the Lord's supper in the wilderness by William Kirby( )

7 editions published between 1882 and 2011 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The golden dog (Le chien d'or) : a romance of old Quebec
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Alternative Names
Kirby, William

William Kirby Brits journalist (1817-1906)

William Kirby écrivain canadien

William Kirby escritor canadiense

Уильям Кирби

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Languages
English (562)

French (63)