In the Midst of Alarms

By Robert Barr

© 1973

This satirical and witty first novel is a high-spirited account of the 1866 Fenian 'invasion' of Canada near Ridgeway. Adding spice to the novel are the romances of the two leading men, a Toronto professor and an American reporter, who become involved with farmer's daughters.

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  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
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  • PUBLISHED DEC 1973

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This satirical and witty first novel is a high-spirited account of the 1866 Fenian 'invasion' of Canada near Ridgeway. Adding spice to the novel are the romances of the two leading men, a Toronto professor and an American reporter, who become involved with farmer's daughters.

In the Midst of Alarms

By Robert Barr

© 1973

This satirical and witty first novel is a high-spirited account of the 1866 Fenian 'invasion' of Canada near Ridgeway. Adding spice to the novel are the romances of the two leading men, a Toronto professor and an American reporter, who become involved with farmer's daughters.

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Robert Barr (1850-1912) moved with his family from Scotland to Ontario when he was four years old and spent his formative years there. He moved to the United States in 1876 and was on the staff of the Detroit Free Press. In 1881 he moved to England and was co-editor until 1911 with Jerome K. Jerome of the The Idler. Although they have become relatively unfamiliar to contemporary students of Canadian literature, Barr's novels, short stories, and articles were well known and read in the latter nineteenth century, in Canada and elsewhere.



    Douglas Lochhead (1922-2011) was a professor emeritus of Mount Allison University.