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  • Leather Bound
  • 155 pages
  • Evangeline
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • English
  • 09 June 2014

10 thoughts on “Evangeline

  1. Debbie Zapata Debbie Zapata says:

    I have somewhat jumbled thoughts about this lovely prose poem that tells the story of a fictional young woman named Evangeline Bellefontaine who began her life in Acadia what is now Nova Scotia I had no idea of the history of this area This is from the introduction At the close of what is known as ueen Anne's war in 1713 France ceded Acadia to the English and it has since remained in their possession Some thirty five years passed before an English settlement was made at Halifax the Acadians in the meantime remaining in undisturbed possession of the country Soon after the settlement of Halifax trouble began between the rival colonistsWhatever the reasons were for their decision and the details seem to be debated even today the British rounded up all the French Acadians and forced them into exile burning their village to boot Our Evangeline was newly betrothed to Gabriel Lajeunesse but because the tide went out during the evacuation she had to stay on the beach with her father while Gabriel and his father were put on a ship So the lovers were separated and the rest of the poem follows the wanderings of Evangeline while she searches for Gabriel whom she has never forgotten and will always loveHere is where my jumbled thoughts really start On the surface Evangeline is a loyal young woman who wants only to be reunited with her true love Gabriel So she goes off searching for him and we think she will find him a time or two but he is always a week or so ahead of her She is impulsive rushing off to the north country when she hears a rumor that he has a hunter's lodge in Michigan instead of waiting longer at the mission where she had already spent over a year in hopes he would return But of course when she arrives the lodge is empty and she continues her wanderingsIt was not until I finished reading that I realized the other layer involved here Our loyal Evangeline represents all of the exiles and her search for Gabriel is really an exile's longing for their former home When a person is forced away from a place that place becomes sacred to them Looking at Evangeline herself as simply a woman I was mad at her for spending her entire life running obsessively after a ghost of a memory But looking at her as the symbol of the French Acadian people who were torn from their homes and thrown out into the cruel world to sink or swim however they could I was able to understand that obsessed desire to reclaim the past I still do not necessarily admire it however It is not possible or healthy to go back in time to recreate what once was Remember the magic yes Become obsessed over it noI dawdled a bit while reading as usual with poetry because I kept savoring the prelude which begins with these noble lines This is the forest primeval The murmuring pines and the hemlocksBearded with moss and in garments green indistinct in the twilightStand like Druids of eld with voices sad and propheticStand like harpers hoar with beards that rest on their bosomsLoud from its rocky caverns the deep voiced neighboring ocean Speaks and in accents disconsolate answers the wail of the forestI had avoided Longfellow since school days remembering the torture of being forced to read him when I was interested in so many other things But I was pleasantly surprised at the loveliness of this poem and how easy it was to read I certainly will be reading of his work and hopefully about the history of Nova Scotia and Canada as well


  2. Sara Sara says:

    It is amazing that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow could put so much into a 52 page poem There is the love story of course and the themes of devotion and persistence but there is also faith forgiveness the cruelties of war injustice extreme loss strength of character and reclamation The descriptive uality of his poetry is mesmerizing I felt I could see the Acadian village the Louisiana bayou and the western mountains Does this not describe the spread of an epidemic perfectly And as the tides of the sea arise in the month of SeptemberFlooding some silver stream till it spreads to a lake in the meadowSo death flooded life and o'erflowing its natural marginSpread to a brackish lake the silver stream of existenceYou can both feel the spreading of the disease and in an eerie way see itI read this once long ago when I was a girl Then it was just the love story that I came away with It was like reading Romeo and Juliet as a teenager This time I left the poem with so much


  3. Teresa Teresa says:

    It's been years than I wish to count since I first read this Probably since I was a Girl Scout visiting the Evangeline statue in St Martinville Louisiana with my troop While in Maine across the bay from Nova Scotia recently I felt the urge to read it again I'm glad I did It's much easier to read than I remember I'm sure that's because I was so young when I did and besides being a satisfying story of undying tragic love; it's full of wonderful descriptions of several vastly different areas of North America including my home state of Louisiana before it was Louisiana


  4. Abigail Abigail says:

    I was amazed by how touching this historical epic poem was As I began to read it I was fascinated with even the simplest ideas in the book Longfellow has a nice way of describing every little thing so elouently and in such precise details Now through rushing chutes among green islands where plumelike cotton trees nodded their shadowy crests they swept with the current Then emerged into road lagoons Nodded their shadowy crests is definitely my favorite line from this verse It has such imagery And I can't forget to mention how heartbreaking yet beautiful the loyalty and love of Evangeline and Gabriel was Though their homes burned and their love separated it did not cease to exist despite these hardships For though love was resting for it was parted love was not dead Beautiful story I would recommend to anyone who is interested in the History of Acadie elaborate writing language and poetry that convinces truth and image


  5. Daniel Daniel says:

    English has never sounded this good using dactyls and spondees


  6. Brian Brian says:

    This is the Acadian Expulsion given the Titanic treatment terrible thing love story After many pages painting Acadia as the most perfect pure and beautiful place the English arrive It's a pretty jarring and entertaining tone shift Shit gets real pretty uick The language is a bit flowery which softens the action but it is truly a violent scene Their village is completely destroyed families are torn apart people die THE FIRST TWENTY PAGESEverything in Acadia perfect On most evenings Evangeline the fairest of maidens could be found weaving in the home of her father a proud farmer who hummed songs he learned in the Burgundian countryside There was a knock at the door and in came the blacksmith and his son Gabriel the noblest of young menCome in my friends said her father and join us by the fire for our home is a lonely place without you Come and sit and we will speak of the old country What say you friend? What news have you today?And the blacksmith replied Have you seen those god damned English warships out in the bay? When the fuck did they get here? Holy shit we're screwed They got like fifty cannons on each one of those things What the fuck are we going to do about that?Evangeline caught Gabriel's eye and blushed While it does get fairly active during the expulsion Evangeline spends the rest of her life aimlessly wandering around being sad over being separated from her boyfriend Gabriel Call me a stick in the mud but there wasn't much character development to make me sympathetic We know almost nothing about their relationship or about them as people The best description we get is that Evangeline is the 'fairest of maidens' and Gabriel is the 'noblest of boys' We're supposed to look up to Evangeline for being so dedicated so unrepenting in her love but these days her gay best friend would tell her to uit her damn crying because there's a lot of available Yankee dick for the world's fairest maidenOh Also there's a moment when she's sailing down the river in Mississippi River or somewhere and she meets some of her separated kin One of them tells her 'The American south is the fucking best The land is fertile and it doesn't snow all the damn time This year I didn't lose my entire family to famine andor scurvy andor bear attacks I'm so glad we were deportedKind of ruins the whole book doesn't it? They were pretty happy with the outcome after allAnyway I was happy to read it and it's a historical text I would highly recommend if you're interested in the topic but yeah it's pretty weird THE ENTIRE REST OF THE BOOKShe walked around and looked at some trees and sometimes thought of Gabriel even though she knew nothing about him because their fathers never allowed them to spend time alone and because women wasn't allowed to express their own thoughts so Gabriel could not reply to them with his thoughtsShe walked around for forty years until there was a plague and she took a job as a nurse and one day there was Gabriel on a cot in the hospital She cried and he cried and you think she's going to be rewarded for her patience and then he full on dies right there But you got those last ten seconds in right Evangeline? Totally acceptable ratio of wandering to boyfriend time


  7. Jessica Jessica says:

    Fairest of all the maids was Evangeline Benedict's daughterNoblest of all the youths was Gabriel son of the blacksmithI remember when my 6th grade teacher introduced this book to our class as a small assignment to understand a part of Canada's history It was kind of an introduction to our big Canada Projects due at the end of the year In class we read a base outline including only major details I was almost satisfied with that until I saw the ending It wasn't there The part that wasn't there was the part my teacher wanted us to look up No it did not include extra credit and what not but I was greatly interested in the book because of its romantic essence Pretty soon I got a copy of this epic poem and I'm almost through reading it a second time This love story makes my heart leap with the poetic language and fluid motions of the words Even though I was only eleven years old when I read it for the first time the fascination hasn't worn off yet I always find something new every time I re read this To anyone who has never read an epic poem this is a good starter It is direct but the mind is still excercised


  8. Leigh Leigh says:

    I still remember taking this out from the library in the sixth grade and reading it when I stayed home sick from school with a cold My mother walks into my room and finds me just sobbing over the ending of this poem absolutely devasted and in love with the story Twelve years later it still has my heart


  9. Renee Renee says:

    I am ashamed to say for being an Acadian I never read this before today I knew the story but reading it was far much better Will be definitely adding this to our school curriculum


  10. Ed Erwin Ed Erwin says:

    I grew up in Louisiana and have a sister named Evangeline yet I never got around to reading this until today Overall? meh But certainly not bad and I can see why people like it It could make a great operaI didn't get a strong sense of rhythm from it so I can't tell whether he got the right number of syllables in tricky words like Natchitoches and Atchafalaya


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Evangeline❧ Evangeline free download ➛ Author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In 1841 the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow heard the story of Acadian lovers separated by the Expulsion and reunited at the end of their lives He elaborated this simple tale into his long na In the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow heard the story of Acadian lovers separated by the Expulsion and reunited at the end of their lives He elaborated this simple tale into his long narrative poem Evangeline A Tale of Acadie Published in it soon gained worldwide popularity Longfellow offered Acadians a believable story about their ancestors They adopted it as a true legend of their past The tragic story of Evangeline and Gabriel has captivated Acadians and non Acadians ever since Evangeline the dutiful year old daughter of an elderly Grand Pré farmer is in love with Gabriel the blacksmith's son Before the two can exchange vows British soldiers march into the village burn it to the ground order the villagers into ships and send them far from their Nova Scotia homeland In the mayhem Evangeline witnesses her father's death from a broken heart and loses sight of Gabriel Her desperate continent wide search for her childhood sweetheart taking her from the cypress groves of Louisiana to a forest mission in the Ozark Mountains is one of the most affecting accounts of unfulfilled love ever written Evangeline is a hero of mythic proportions This sumptuously produced commemorative edition of Evangeline A Tale of Acadie coincides with the th anniversary of the founding of Acadia As well as the complete text of the poem it features than engravings from an enchanting Victorian Evangeline published in by Bell and Daldy London.


About the Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet whose works include Paul Revere's Ride The Song of Hiawatha and Evangeline He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside PoetsLongfellow was born in Portland Maine and studied at Bowdoin College After spending time in Europe he became a pro.