Recognized as the first Canadian novel, The History of Emily Montague was first published in 1769, following author Frances Brooke’s extended visit to what at that time was the colony of Quebec City.
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First published in 1769, The History of Emily Montague, which brings the 18th-century novel into a New World context, is rightly called Canada’s – indeed North America’s – first novel.
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