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Author Harrison, S. Frances (Susie Frances), 1859-1935,
Title The forest of Bourg-Marie / by S. Frances Harrison.
Imprint Waterloo, Ontario : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015.

Author Harrison, S. Frances (Susie Frances), 1859-1935,
Series Early Canadian literature series
Early Canadian literature series.
Subject Canadian literature -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource
Note Reprint. Originally published: 1898.
Contents Cover; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; The Forest of Bourg-Marie; Contents; I: All about Magloire; II: Magloire Himself; III: Mr. Murray Carson; IV: The Old Manoir; V: At Delorme's; VI: 'The Bizness'; VII: Sedition; VIII: 'Without a Tear'; IX: A Sunday at Home; X: Nicolas Laurière; XI: A Bear-Hunt; XII: A Felled Tree; XIII: The Curé's Garden; XIV: The Curé Has a Dream; XV: The Slaves of the Ring; XVI: Waters of a Full Cup; XVII: A Sign from Heaven; XVIII: Stones of Emptiness; Afterword.
Summary In The Forest of Bourg-Marie, originally published in 1898, Toronto author and musician S. Frances Harrison draws together a highly mythologized image of Quebec society and the forms of Gothic literature that were already familiar to her English-speaking audience. It tells the story of a fourteen-year-old French Canadian who is lured to the United States by the promise of financial reward, only to be rejected by his grandfather upon his return. In doing so, the novel offers a powerful critique of the personal and cultural consequences of emigration out of Canada. In her afterword, Cynthia Sugars considers how The Forest of Bourg-Marie reimagines the Gothic tradition from a settler Canadian perspective, turning to a French-Canadian setting with distinctly New-World overtones. Harrison's twist on the traditional Gothic plotline offers an inversion of such Gothic motifs as the decadent aristocrat and ancestral curse by playing on questions of illegitimacy and cultural preservation.
ISBN 9781771120302 (electronic bk.)
1771120304 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 893309213
Additional Format Print version:Harrison, Susie Frances, 1859-1935. Forest of Bourg-Marie. Early Canadian literature series Early Canadian literature series (CaOONL)2014906859X

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