DESROSIERS, Leo-Paul French Writers of Canada series VAN OORDT, Christina, trans.
Title: Making of Nicolas Montour. First thus.
Publisher:  Harvest House, Montreal, 1978, ISBN:0887721710
Seller ID: 101086
DESROSIERS, Leo-Paul. The Making of Nicolas Montour. Translated by Christina van Oordt. Montreal: Harvest House, (1978). First thus printing. Pp. (8),-200. 8vo, illustrated white and black card covers. A volume in the French Writers of Canada series. "Leo-Paul Desrosiers is the uncontested masterof the historical novel; in this book the full maturity of his talents is revealed. A profound knowledge of history and tradition gives authenticity to his picture of the harsh life of voyageurs and traders in the north country at the beginning of the nineteenth century, and to the pitiless rivalrybetween the great fur-trading companies which he portrays. Desrosiers embo dies the spirit of an age; everything is made vital through the characters he creates, above all, through one man, a true soldier of fortune, Nicolas Montour. As Montour fights his way up in the North West Company, all means are considered fair as long as they serve his ends. Men are tricked into virtual slavery to the Company by their passions and their needs; women are used as hostages and chattels to the same end." - from rear cover. Name inked to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, light edgewer, else very good. 25.00