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The Manor House of De Villarai - Broadview Editions (Paperback)
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The Manor House of De Villarai - Broadview Editions (Paperback)

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Paperback 250 Pages / Published: 30/10/2014
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Rosanna Mullins Leprohon's The Manor House of De Villerai: A Tale of Canada Under the French Dominion is a literary milestone-it is the first Canadian historical novel, in English or French, to rewrite the conquest of the French Canadians from the perspective of history's vanquished. Its revisionary account of the fall of New France is framed around a love triangle between the heroine, Blanche de Villerai, her childhood betrothed, Gustave de Montarville, and Blanche's servant, Rose Lauzon. Popular in its original serial publication and once widely reprinted in both French and English, but now out of print, The Manor House of De Villerai is a long-overlooked Canadian classic. In addition to the text originally serialized in the Family Herald magazine, this Broadview Edition includes extensive documents on the novel's reception, Leprohon's historical sources and literary precedents, and maps and art from the period.

Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781554811304
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 216 x 127 x 15 mm


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"This Broadview edition of Rosanna Leprohon's The Manor House of De Villerai belongs in the library of every student of early Canadian literature. Professor Cabajsky's comprehensive and erudite introduction is extremely useful, as is her splendid assemblage of contemporary reviews, historical sources, and various visual documents, which allow for rich contextual reading. The text is meticulously edited and copiously annotated according to Broadview's usual high standards." - Janice Fiamengo, University of Ottawa

"This publication of The Manor House of De Villerai, the first of Rosanna Leprohon's three historical novels, represents a welcome milestone in Canadian literary history. Never before issued in book form following its initial serialization in 1859-60, this hitherto neglected narrative, set in the era of the British conquest of Quebec, expresses many of the social and political concerns that shape Leprohon's best-known work, Antoinette de Mirecourt (1864). Andrea Cabajsky's excellent editing shows how this novel provides important insights into contemporary debates about cultural self-preservation as it presents the French-Canadian perspective to English-Canadian readers." - Carole Gerson, Simon Fraser University


"This Broadview edition of Rosanna Leprohon's The Manor House of De Villerai belongs in the library of every student of early Canadian literature. Professor Cabajsky's comprehensive and erudite introduction is extremely useful, as is her splendid assemblage of contemporary reviews, historical sources, and various visual documents, which allow for rich contextual reading. The text is meticulously edited and copiously annotated according to Broadview's usual high standards." - Janice Fiamengo, University of Ottawa

"This publication of The Manor House of De Villerai, the first of Rosanna Leprohon's three historical novels, represents a welcome milestone in Canadian literary history. Never before issued in book form following its initial serialization in 1859-60, this hitherto neglected narrative, set in the era of the British conquest of Quebec, expresses many of the social and political concerns that shape Leprohon's best-known work, Antoinette de Mirecourt (1864). Andrea Cabajsky's excellent editing shows how this novel provides important insights into contemporary debates about cultural self-preservation as it presents the French-Canadian perspective to English-Canadian readers." - Carole Gerson, Simon Fraser University


"This Broadview edition of Rosanna Leprohon's The Manor House of De Villerai belongs in the library of every student of early Canadian literature. Professor Cabajsky's comprehensive and erudite introduction is extremely useful, as is her splendid assemblage of contemporary reviews, historical sources, and various visual documents, which allow for rich contextual reading. The text is meticulously edited and copiously annotated according to Broadview's usual high standards." -- Janice Fiamengo, University of Ottawa

"This publication of The Manor House of De Villerai, the first of Rosanna Leprohon's three historical novels, represents a welcome milestone in Canadian literary history. Never before issued in book form following its initial serialization in 1859-60, this hitherto neglected narrative, set in the era of the British conquest of Quebec, expresses many of the social and political concerns that shape Leprohon's best-known work, Antoinette de Mirecourt (1864). Andrea Cabajsky's excellent editing shows how this novel provides important insights into contemporary debates about cultural self-preservation as it presents the French-Canadian perspective to English-Canadian readers." -- Carole Gerson, Simon Fraser University


"This Broadview edition of Rosanna Leprohon's The Manor House of De Villerai belongs in the library of every student of early Canadian literature. Professor Cabajsky's comprehensive and erudite introduction is extremely useful, as is her splendid assemblage of contemporary reviews, historical sources, and various visual documents, which allow for rich contextual reading. The text is meticulously edited and copiously annotated according to Broadview's usual high standards." -- Janice Fiamengo, University of Ottawa

"This publication of The Manor House of De Villerai, the first of Rosanna Leprohon's three historical novels, represents a welcome milestone in Canadian literary history. Never before issued in book form following its initial serialization in 1859-60, this hitherto neglected narrative, set in the era of the British conquest of Quebec, expresses many of the social and political concerns that shape Leprohon's best-known work, Antoinette de Mirecourt (1864). Andrea Cabajsky's excellent editing shows how this novel provides important insights into contemporary debates about cultural self-preservation as it presents the French-Canadian perspective to English-Canadian readers." -- Carole Gerson, Simon Fraser University

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