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John Richardson (4 October 1796 – 12 May 1852) was a British Army officer and the first Canadian-born novelist to achieve international recognition.

He was born at Queenston, Ontario on the Niagara River in 1796. His mother Madelaine was the daughter of the fur trader John Askin and an Ottawa woman. His father Dr Robert Richardson was a surgeon with the Queen's Rangers. As a young boy he lived for a time with his grandparents in Detroit and later with his parents at Fort Malden, Amherstburg.

At the age of 16 he enlisted as a gentleman volunteer with the British 41st Foot. This is when he met Tecumseh and General Isaac Brock, whose personalities marked his imagination and whom he would later immortalize in his novel The Canadian Brothers and in other writings. During the War of 1812, he was imprisoned for a year in the United States after his capture during the battle of Moraviantown.

He was commissioned into the 8th Foot in 1813 and exchanged into the 2nd Foot in 1816 and the 92nd Foot in 1818. His later military service took him to England and, for two years, to the West Indies. His biographers pointed out that, during his stay in the West Indies, he was appalled by the inhuman treatment to which slaves were subjected, and argued that his own racial background made him both uneasy in his relations with his fellow officers, and also may have contributed to the very compassionate treatment of the Native Others in his novels. Unlike the stereotypical Indians of Fenimore Cooper's frontier tales, Richardson's Indians are portrayed in a more complex manner. His most savage characters, Wacousta, in the novel Wacousta (1832) and Desborough, in The Canadian Brothers (1840), are in fact whites turned savage.

Richardson began his fiction-writing career with novels about the British and French societies of his time. In his third and most successful novel, Wacousta, he turned to the North American frontier for his setting and to its recent history for its historical framework. He followed the same practice in the sequel, The Canadian Brothers.

In 1838, Richardson returned home from England to Canada, now promoted to the rank of major. He tried to earn his livelihood by writing fiction and by setting up a series of weekly newspapers. He was appointed superintendent of the police on the Welland Canal in 1845, but was relieved of these duties the following year. In 1849 he moved to the United States and settled in New York City, where he continued to write fiction. His attempts to build a literary career in the US failed and John Richardson died (supposedly of starvation) in New York City in 1852. He was buried in the paupers' cemetery in New York and his grave is still unknown.
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Total Books: 444
Wake Up and Sell More Coffee
2016 - Wake Up and Sell More Coffee (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781472135964
ISBN-10: 1472135962
Genre: Business & Money
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50 Greatest Golf Tips Making the Dream Round a Reality
2015 - 50 Greatest Golf Tips Making the Dream Round a Reality (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781634504539
ISBN-10: 1634504534
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Picasso and the Camera
2014 - Picasso and the Camera (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780847845910
ISBN-10: 0847845915
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Alice the Looking Glass Threw
2014 - Alice the Looking Glass Threw (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781909769083
ISBN-10: 1909769088
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Picasso and Francoise Gilot Paris-Vallauris 1943-1953
2012 - Picasso and Francoise Gilot Paris-vallauris 1943-1953 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780847839230
ISBN-10: 0847839230
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Giving Away the Collection Plate
2012 - Giving Away the Collection Plate (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781620241059
ISBN-10: 1620241056
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Dream On One Hack Golfer's Challenge to Break Par in a Year
2012 - Dream on One Hack Golfer's Challenge to Break Par in a Year (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781616085988
ISBN-10: 1616085983
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Annual Editions Marketing 12/13
2012 - Annual Editions Marketing 12/13 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780073528700
ISBN-10: 0073528706
Genre: Business & Money
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The Eighth Deadly Sin
2012 - The Eighth Deadly Sin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780615317687
ISBN-10: 0615317685
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Annual Editions Business Ethics 12/13
2012 - Annual Editions Business Ethics 12/13 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780073528724
ISBN-10: 0073528722
Genres: Business & Money, Reference
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An Eye for Music Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal
2011 - An Eye for Music Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal [The Oxford Music/Media] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195367362
ISBN-10: 0195367367
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Comparing Special Education Origins to Contemporary Paradoxes
2011 - Comparing Special Education Origins to Contemporary Paradoxes (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780804760737
ISBN-10: 080476073X
Genre: Nonfiction
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Annual Editions Business Ethics 11/12
2011 - Annual Editions Business Ethics 11/12 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780073528656
ISBN-10: 007352865X
Genre: Business & Money
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Annual Editions Marketing 11/12
2011 - Annual Editions Marketing 11/12 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780073528649
ISBN-10: 0073528641
Genre: Business & Money
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Robert Rauschenberg
2011 - Robert Rauschenberg (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783791345574
ISBN-10: 3791345575
Genre: Arts & Photography
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A Life of Picasso The Triumphant Years 1917-1932
2010 - A Life of Picasso the Triumphant Years 1917-1932 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375711510
ISBN-10: 0375711511
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Setting Up and Managing Your Own Coffee Bar How to Open a Coffee Bar That Actually Lasts and Makes Money
2010 - Setting Up and Managing Your Own Coffee Bar How to Open a Coffee Bar That Actually Lasts and Makes Money [Coffee Boys Step By Step Guide] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845283278
ISBN-10: 1845283279
Genre: Business & Money
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A Vocabulary Persian Arabic and English Abridged from the Quarto Edition of Richardson's Dictionary
Annual Editions Business Ethics 10/11
2010 - Annual Editions Business Ethics 10/11 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780073528618
ISBN-10: 0073528617
Genre: Business & Money
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Annual Editions Marketing 10/11
2010 - Annual Editions Marketing 10/11 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780073528595
ISBN-10: 0073528595
Genre: Business & Money
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2009 - Steps Unto Heaven [1885] (Hardcover)
2009 - Wacousta [Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - The Uttermost Farthing [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Wacousta a Tale of the Canadas [New Canadian Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Heidegger [The Routledge Philosophers] (Paperback)Hardcover
2007 - Picasso I Una Biografia 1881-1906 [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Picasso II Una Biografia 1907-1917 [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - A New VIsion for America Toward Human Solidarity Through Global Democracy [An Adst-Dacor Diplomats and Diplomacy Book] (Paperback)
2005 - Key Concepts in Journalism Studies [SAGE Key Concepts series] (Hardcover)Paperback
2005 - El Aprendiz De Brujo / the Sorcerer's Apprentice [Libros Singulares Ls - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Sociology in Focus for Aqa As Level [Sociology in Focus] (Hardcover)
2004 - Representing Islam the Racism and Rhetoric of British Broadsheet Newspapers [Mis - Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - Grunt (Hardcover)
2002 - Roman Provincial Administration [Inside the Ancient World] (Paperback)
2000 - Combined Transport Documents [Lloyd's Practical Shipping Guides] (Hardcover)
2000 - Mantra (Audio CD)
1999 - Bad Mood Bear [Mini Treasure] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Manet Colour Library [Colour Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - A Life of Picasso Volume I 1881-1906 [Life of Picasso, 1881-1906] (Paperback)Hardcover
1994 - In the Garden [Can You Find/Mini] (Other)
1994 - The Birthday [Can You Find/Mini] (Paperback)
1991 - Life of Picasso Volume I [Richardson, John//Life of Picasso] (Hardcover)Paperback
1987 - Government Information Education and Research 1928-1986 [Bibliographies and Indexes in Library and Information Science] (Hardcover)
1986 - Olaf the VIking the Dark Forest [Reading Is Fun] (Paperback)
1983 - Manet [Phaidon Colour Library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Hypertext a Psychological Perspective [Ellis Horwood Series in Interactive Information Systems] (Hardcover)Paperback
Bedtime [Can You Find/Mini] (Hardcover)
Bathtime [Can You Find/Mini] (Hardcover)
Tecumseh or the Warrior of the West [Early Canadian Poetry Series] (Paperback)
The Sociology of Race [Themes and Perspectives in Sociology] (Paperback)
What Is Youth Work [Empowering Youth and Community Work Practice] (Paperback)
Arth Bach Drwg [Welsh Edition] (Paperback)
Hague and Hague VIsby Rules [Lloyd's List Practical Guides] (Paperback)Paperback
Rencontres 5 [French and English Edition] (Paperback)