EVANGELINE-A TALE OF ACADIE By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Cover illustrations by Jean Edmonds Hancock

EVANGELINE-A TALE OF ACADIE
EVANGELINE-A TALE OF ACADIE
Item# ISBN 978-1-77108-097-2
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Evangeline describes the betrothal of a fictional Acadian girl named Evangeline Bellefontaine to her beloved, Gabriel Lajeunesse, and their separation as the British deport the Acadians from Acadie in the Great Upheaval. The poem then follows Evangeline across the landscapes of America as she spends years in a search for him, at some times being near to Gabriel without realizing he was near. Finally she settles in Philadelphia and, as an old woman, works as a Sister of Mercy among the poor. While tending the dying during an epidemic she finds Gabriel among the sick, and he dies in her arms. Paperback. 77 pgs.