Maria Chapdelaine A Tale Of The Lake St. John Country

By: Louis Hemon
Published By: Double9 Books
Rs. 275.00
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"Maria Chapdelaine: A Tale of the Lake St. John Country" by Louis Hémon stands as a cornerstone of Canadian literature, offering a vivid portrayal of rural life in Quebec and the enduring spirit of French-Canadian pioneer culture. Set against the backdrop of immigration to the Canadian wilderness, the novel unfolds as a captivating romance and intricate family saga, interwoven with themes of cultural identity, nature's beauty, and the harsh realities of hardship. Through Maria Chapdelaine's journey, readers witness the resilience of traditional values amidst the challenges of a changing world. Hémon's masterful depiction of coming-of-age experiences resonates with authenticity, capturing the essence of regionalism and social realism in early 20th-century Quebec. As Maria navigates the complexities of love, loss, and belonging, her story reflects the timeless struggles and triumphs of rural communities across Canada. With its rich prose and profound insights, "Maria Chapdelaine" remains a poignant tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring ties that bind families to their land and heritage, making it an enduring classic in Canadian literature.

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Louis Hemon

A French author named Louis Hémon is best known for his book "Maria Chapdelaine." He was born in Brest, France, in 1880, and before pursuing a career in media, he pursued a legal education. He moved to Canada in 1911, where he worked as a farmhand, a lumberjack, and a journalist for several publications. The experiences Hémon had while living in Canada gave him a wealth of material for his writing, and he developed a strong interest in learning more about the lives of regular people in rural Quebec. He wrote "Maria Chapdelaine" while residing in a logging camp in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area, and the book's realistic portrayal of country life in Quebec rapidly established it as a masterpiece of Canadian literature. Tragically, Hémon passed away at the age of 31 in a train accident just one year after arriving in Canada.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 116 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363057909
  • ISBN-13: 9789363057906
  • Item Weight: 150.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.82mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General