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Maria Chapdelaine

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Title:Maria Chapdelaine
Hémon, Louis   
(1 of 2 for author by title)
Maria Chapdelaine
Blake, W. H.   
(2 of 2 for author by title)
Chez Nous (Our Old Quebec Home)
Published:   1921
Publisher:The MacMillan Company of Canada Limited
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, fiction, Quebec

After the man she loves dies suddenly, Maria must choose which of two suitors to marry. One offers a change to life in the big city or should she choose the other where life would continue in the countryside. [Suggest a different description.]

Comments:Included in this edition is an introduction by the translator, W. H. Blake. Blake critiques Hémon's use of French-Canadian idioms and descriptions of customs, since Hémon was originally from France and not fully acquainted with the local culture.
Pages:125 Info

Author Bio for Hémon, Louis

Louis Hémon (1880-1913) was a French writer. He came to Canada in 1911 and wrote Maria Chapdelaine. Unfortunately he was killed in a train accident in 1913 so was not able to see how popular his novel would become.

Louis Hémon (1880-1913) était un écrivain français. Il est venu au Canada en 1911 et a écrit Maria Chapdelaine. Malheureusement, il a perdu la vie dans un accident de chemin de fer en 1913 et n'a jamais connu l'immense popularité de son roman.

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