Hetty Dorval (New Canadian Library) (Paperback)

Hetty Dorval (New Canadian Library) By Ethel Wilson, Northrop Frye (Afterword by) Cover Image

Hetty Dorval (New Canadian Library) (Paperback)

By Ethel Wilson, Northrop Frye (Afterword by)


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Seeking refuge from her mysterious past, the beautiful Mrs. Dorval arrives in a small British Columbia town at the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson Rivers. As Frankie Burnaby, the young schoolgirl Mrs. Dorval befriends, pieces together Hetty’s story, she begins to realize that her enigmatic idol is also a treacherous opponent.

Hetty Dorval, Wilson’s first novel, is a wise and expertly crafted tale of innocence and experience.
ETHEL WILSON, born in South Africa, was taken to live with her maternal grandmother in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1898. In the 1930s Wilson published a few short stories and began a series of fictionalized family reminiscences which were later published as The Innocent Traveller in 1949. Her first published novel, Hetty Dorval, appeared in 1947, and was followed by Swamp Angel in 1954, generally thought of as her most accomplished work. Her final book was Mrs Golightly and Other Stories (1961). The Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize is named in her honour.
Product Details ISBN: 9780771088896
ISBN-10: 0771088892
Publisher: New Canadian Library
Publication Date: August 12th, 2008
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: New Canadian Library