MORTON, James




Author Tags: Biography, Humour, Politics

Under the pseudonym Jay Jingle, James Morton of Victoria wrote a satirical work in the tradition of Cervantes entitled The Singular Travels of Medius Middleman: Entries from the Journal of His Adventures with Similus Buljo in the Lands of Obesia and Exigua. Two travellers visit Obesia (Great Britain) and Exigua {USA) and compare the oddness of both societies. James Morton (b. 1870) of Victoria died in 1967. He might not be same James Morton who wrote a biography of Premier John Oliver in 1933.

BOOKS:

Honest John Oliver: The Life Story of the Honourable John Oliver, Premier of British Columbia, 1918-1927 (London, Toronto, and Vancouver: J.M. Dent and Sons, 1933).

The Singular Travels of Medius Middleman: Entries from the Journal of His Adventures with Similus Buljo in the Lands of Obesia and Exigua (New York: Vantage Press, 1952).

[BCBW 2006] "Politics" "Biography" "Humour"