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Agnes Maule Machar
Standard Name: Machar, Agnes Maule
Birth Name: Agnes Maule Machar
Pseudonym: A Lady of Ontario
Canadian writerwrote eight novels, many dealing with Canadian themes.
She also published poetry, journalism, biographies, travel guides, and children's literature, often with a didactic tone, and most on social issues such as temperance, working conditions, universal education, poverty, and women's rights. When tackling issues such as poverty and alcoholism in her fiction, sought answers in the Social Gospel creed of individual religious conversion combined with good deeds among the poor.
She was one of the best-known women writers in post-Confederation Canada, particularly for her journalism, and has been described as an ardent literary nationalist.