Sunday, January 15

Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1847)

Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert
Wikipedia - "Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie is an epic poem by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, written in English and published in 1847. The poem follows an Acadian girl named Evangeline and her search for her lost love Gabriel, set during the time of the Expulsion of the Acadians. The idea for the poem came from Longfellow's friend, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Longfellow used dactylic hexameter, imitating Greek and Latin classics, though the choice was criticized. It became Longfellow's most famous work in his lifetime and remains one of his most popular and enduring works. The poem had a powerful effect in defining both Acadian history and identity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ..."
W - Expulsion of the Acadians
Explanatory maps of Saint Croix & Acadia: Acadian Deportation, Migration, and Resettlement
Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie

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