Gilbert Parker





Gilbert Parker

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born
in Addington, Ont., Canada
November 23, 1862

died
September 06, 1932

gender
male

genre


About this author

Sir Horatio Gilbert George Parker, 1st Baronet PC (1862- 1932), known as Gilbert Parker, Canadian novelist and British politician, was born at Camden East, Addington, Ontario. He was educated at Ottawa and at University of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. 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 became for a while 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 make a growing reputation in London as a writer of romantic fiction. Th...more


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More books by Gilbert Parker…
“There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.”
Gilbert Parker

“Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.”
Gilbert Parker, Romany of the Snows

“It's the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be.”
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