Writer, editor, historian, and sometime English professor, Sir Charles G. D. Roberts (1860-1943) is considered one of Canada's early Men of Letters. Known as the “Father of Canadian Poetry,” he forms part of the Confederation Group of poets, which included his younger cousin Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman, Duncan Campbell Scott, and William Wilfred Campbell. He published ten major collections of verse during his lifetime. He was also an accomplished novelist and short story writer, and produced over two dozen novels and short-story collections; among his fiction, he is perhaps best known as one of the creators of the modern animal story. His non-fiction credits include several travel-guides as well as important historical pieces o…

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Citation:
Hodd, Thomas. "Sir Charles G. D. Roberts". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2004
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3811, accessed 04 August 2015.]