Jean O'Grady's Books

In addition to my work on Northrop Frye, I also work as an independent scholar, researching and writing about Canadian historical and literary figures. For more information about these non-Frye books I have written to date, please select any of them below.

Famous People Who Have Met Me

The life of Canadian novelist and Toronto Star interviewer R.E.Knowles (1868-1946), follwed by a selection of 35 of his interviews which provide a panorama of life in the inter-war years.

Diary of a European Tour, 1900

The description of a trip Margaret Addison took in 1900, interspersed with commentary that brings out the significance of this visit of a new-world educator to the old.

Margaret Addison: A Biography

Winner of the Alison Prentice Award of the Canadian Historical Association for women's history, this biography of Victoria University's first Dean of Women charts the struggle for women's university education in the early twentieth century through the life of a "radical conservative."

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Front Cover - 'Margaret Addison: A Biography'