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In The Forest of Bourg-Marie, originally published in 1898, Toronto author and musician S. Frances Harrison draws together a highly mythologized image of Quebec society and the forms of Gothic literature that were already familiar to her English-speaking audience. It tells the story of a fourteen-year-old French Canadian who is lured to the United States by the promise of financial reward, only to be rejected by his grandfather upon his return. In doing so, the novel offers a powerful critique of the personal and cultural consequences of emigration out of Canada.

In her afterword, Cynthia Sugars considers how The Forest of Bourg-Marie reimagines the Gothic tradition from a settler Canadian perspective, turning to a French-Canadian setting with distinctly New-World overtones. Harrison’s twist on the traditional Gothic plotline offers an inversion of such Gothic motifs as the decadent aristocrat and ancestral curse by playing on questions of illegitimacy and cultural preservation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. TItle Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 6v-vi
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  1. Series Editor’s Preface
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. The Forest of Bourg-Marie
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Contents
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. I. All about Magloire
  2. pp. 5-15
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  1. II. Magloire Himself
  2. pp. 16-25
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  1. III. Mr. Murray Carson
  2. pp. 26-40
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  1. IV. The Old Manoir
  2. pp. 41-52
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  1. V. At Delorme’s
  2. pp. 53-69
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  1. VI. ‘The Bizness’
  2. pp. 70-80
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  1. VII. Sedition
  2. pp. 81-93
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  1. VIII. ‘Without a Tear’
  2. pp. 94-101
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  1. IX. A Sunday at Home
  2. pp. 102-117
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  1. X. Nicolas Laurière
  2. pp. 118-129
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  1. XI. A Bear-Hunt
  2. pp. 130-148
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  1. XII. A Felled Tree
  2. pp. 149-158
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  1. XIII. The Curé’s Garden
  2. pp. 159-172
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  1. XIV. The Curé Has a Dream
  2. pp. 173-176
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  1. XV. The Slaves of the Ring
  2. pp. 177-192
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  1. XVI. Waters of a Full Cup
  2. pp. 193-202
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  1. XVII. A Sign from Heaven
  2. pp. 203-209
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  1. XVIII. Stones of Emptiness
  2. pp. 210-220
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 221-258
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781771120302
Related ISBN
9781771120296
MARC Record
OCLC
893309213
Pages
266
Launched on MUSE
2015-11-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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