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Sir Andrew Macphail [electronic resource] : the life and legacy of a Canadian man of letters / Ian Ross Robertson.

By: Robertson, Ian Ross, 1944-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xix, 421 p.) : ill., maps, ports.ISBN: 9780773574953 (electronic bk.); 0773574956 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Macphail, Andrew, 1864-1938 | Authors, Canadian -- 20th century -- Biography | Editors -- Canada -- Biography | College teachers -- Canada -- Biography | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Literary | LITERARY COLLECTIONS -- Essays | Authors, Canadian (English) -- 20th century -- Biography | Macphail, Andrew, Sir, 1864-1938 | �Ecrivains canadiens-anglais -- 20e si�ecle -- Biographies | �Editeurs -- Canada -- Biographies | Professeurs (Enseignement sup�erieur) -- Canada -- Biographies | Macphail, AndrewGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sir Andrew Macphail.DDC classification: C814/.52 Online resources: EBSCOhost Review: "Sir Andrew Macphail (1864-1938), a professor of the history of medicine at McGill University, was best-known as an essayist of international renown and founding editor of The University Magazine and the Canadian Medical Association Journal." "Macphail's writing allowed him to develop and document many of the important political, social, and intellectual themes of his time. He argued for the reorganization of the British Empire to reflect the growing importance of Canada and against such modern trends and movements as utilitarian education, feminism, industrialization, and urbanization. A strong advocate for the rejuvenation of rural life, he carried out agricultural experiments on his native Prince Edward Island. When it became apparent that it was impossible to return to rural ideals, Macphail celebrated the world of his rural past in his most memorable work - the posthumously published The Master's Wife."--BOOK JACKET.
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"Sir Andrew Macphail (1864-1938), a professor of the history of medicine at McGill University, was best-known as an essayist of international renown and founding editor of The University Magazine and the Canadian Medical Association Journal." "Macphail's writing allowed him to develop and document many of the important political, social, and intellectual themes of his time. He argued for the reorganization of the British Empire to reflect the growing importance of Canada and against such modern trends and movements as utilitarian education, feminism, industrialization, and urbanization. A strong advocate for the rejuvenation of rural life, he carried out agricultural experiments on his native Prince Edward Island. When it became apparent that it was impossible to return to rural ideals, Macphail celebrated the world of his rural past in his most memorable work - the posthumously published The Master's Wife."--BOOK JACKET.

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