"While those acquainted with the original verse may find missing in this new version the lilting rhythm and beauty of the metered lines, they will be repaid in this new telling with infinitely more detail and incident than can be found in the poetry, and without too much digression from Longfellow's story," promises the author in his foreword.
Fox keeps his promise by using the poem's memorable characters (Father Felician, Basil, Benedict, et al) to populate vivid scenes set in Acadia, Louisiana, and Philadelphia in this absorbing, emotional novel.
Also available are: Evangeline (pb); Evangéline (pb); Memories of St. Martinville (pb); Memoires de St Martinville (pb); The Neutral French: The Exiles of Nova Scotia (pb); and The Acadians: The Historical Basis for Longfellow's Poem of Evangeline (pb F). All are published by Pelican.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Legendary screenwriter Finis Fox first published this novel in 1929 under the title The Romance of Evangeline. His interpretation and novelization of Longfellow's poem remarkably captures its essence and makes both a handy complement to, and a fine adaptation of, the original.
EVANGELINE: A Novel
By Finis Fox
192 pp. 4¼ x 7
EAN: 978-1-56554-658-5 pb