Download or read book The Seats of the Mighty written by Gilbert Parker and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2015-01-05 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the pen of Gilbert Parker comes one of the most popular Canadian novels of the late nineteenth century. First published simultaneously in Canada and the United States in 1896, The Seats of the Mighty is set in Quebec City in 1759, against the backdrop of the conflict between the English and the French over the future of New France. Written and published after Parker’s move to England, the novel attempts to romanticize French Canada without alienating his English and American readership. The novel’s enduring popularity led to a stage version in 1897 and a silent film in 1914.