At a glance:
- Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- First Published: 1847
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Type of Plot: Pastoral
- Time of Work: Mid-eighteenth century
- Setting: French Canada and the United States
- Genres: Poetry, Narrative poetry
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Love or romance, Native Americans or American Indians, Eighteenth century, Canada or Canadians, Romanticism, Frontier or pioneer life, French Canadians
- Locales: United States, Canada, North America, Mississippi River, Nova Scotia, Canada
Benedict Bellefontaine (behl-fon-TEHN), a farmer of Grand-Pré, in French Canada, who dies after the British fleet captures and burns his village.
Evangeline Bellefontaine (ay-vahn-zheh-LEEN), his lovely daughter, betrothed to Gabriel Lajeunesse. After he is exiled by the British, she roams the United States from Louisiana to the Ozark Mountains and Michigan in search of him. Finally, she becomes a Sister of Mercy in...
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