Baddeck, And That Sort of Thing

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Baddeck, And That Sort of Thing
Baddeck and That Sort of Thing Cover of 1891 edition.jpg
Cover of the 1891 edition
Author Charles Dudley Warner
Country United States
Language English
Genre Travel literature
Publication date
Media type Print
Preceded by 'The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today' 1873
Followed by 'My Winter on the Nile' 1876

Baddeck, And That Sort of Thing is a travel journal written by Charles Dudley Warner, the American author who co-wrote The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today with Mark Twain.

In 1873, Joseph Twichell invited Warner to accompany him on a trip to Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Warner subsequently wrote an account of this trip, which became 'Baddeck, And That Sort of Thing'.[1] The book helped launch Baddeck, and Cape Breton more broadly, as a tourist destination[2] and may have influenced Alexander Graham Bell's decision to build a home in Baddeck.[1] While Warner's story may have has a positive impact on Cape Breton's economy, the story angered many Cape Bretoners for its portrayal of them as simple and backward.[2]


  1. ^ a b White, Jay. "The Tourism Industry in Nova Scotia, 1870-1970". Canada's Ocean Playground. Government of Nova Scotia. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b McKay, Ian (Spring 1992). "Tartanism Triumphant: The Construction of Scottishness in Nova Scotia, 1933-1954". Acadiensis. XXI (2): 5–47. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 

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