Grand-Pre; A Sketch of the Acadien Occupation of the Shores of the Basin of Minas, the Home of Longfellow's Evageline a Guide for Tourists

Grand-Pre; A Sketch of the Acadien Occupation of the Shores of the Basin of Minas, the Home of Longfellow's Evageline a Guide for Tourists

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...or " Evangeline?" Jan. 8, 1846.--Always at work, but alas! how little the poem advances. One interruption follows another. I wish to go into solitude for a whole season. Jan. 22, 1846.--I hope to be well advanced in " Evangeline " when vacation ends. Two cantos are finished; this is a good commencement. April 3,1846.--I have examined to-day a collection of songs. This is a singular book... I noted the air " Charming Gabrielle." Jan. 27, 1847.---I bought at the bookstore the "Annals of Philadelphia," by Watson; the "Historical Collection of Pennsylvania," and the " Geographical Description of Louisiana," by Darby. These works will be useful to me in giving a local coloring to the part of " Evangeline," which is yet to be written. Feb. 1, 1847.--I have almost finished to-day the third canto of the second part of " Evangeline." Feb. 23,1847.--My poem is almost ended; I composed the last verse of it this morning. April 4,184?'.--Sumner and Felton took tea with me; we were talking of " Evangeline." Sumner appears to me little confident of the success of the poem, and he seems to desire that I should delay the publication of it six months or more. April 9,1847.--My manuscript is in the hands of the printers. Folsom has cut it out almost everywhere. How severe he is! But so much the better. Oct. 2,1847.--Why does not Ticnor publish " Evangeline?" Oct. 30, 1847.--" Evangeline " is published. Nov. 8, 1847.--" Evangeline " is making its way bravely. None of my previous publications was worth so numerous and so warm congratulations. Strange to relate, Longfellow never saw Grand-Pre." As was natural, certain errors crept into the poem, which only a study of the country could have avoided. I have noted a few discrepancies, topographical and historical. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676823
  • 9781236676825