Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Evangeline and Evelyn

It's a helluva story. So thought Henry Longfellow whose 1847 poem Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie was a best seller. Ninety-six years later Canadian novelist Evelyn Eaton published her The Sea is So Wide. Both use the 1755 expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia as a background to lost love.

An early (circa 1851) English edition of Evangeline joins a Harlequin edition of The Sea is So Wide published 101 years later. Surprisingly both remain in print.

Harlequin 170 - May 1952

Harlequin 170 back

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