Precocious in childhood, irrepressible in old age, Miss Topaz Edgeworths singular accomplishment is to live out an entire century in unflagging and mostly oblivious optimism. At once outmoded and unconventional, tyrannical and benign, Topaz leads a largely unexamined life. But the magical quality of her consciousness, revealed through stunning narrative technique, makes her into one of the most delightful characters in Canadian literature. Published in 1949, The Innocent Traveller is Ethel Wilsons most original literary achievement.From the Paperback edition.
McClelland & Stewart