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Author Name:    MOORE, Christopher

Title:   Louisbourg Portraits: Life in an EighteenthCentury Garrison Town. in dj.

Publisher:    Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1982, 

Seller ID:   30546

MOORE, Christopher. Louisbourg Portraits : Life in an EighteenthCentury Garrison Town. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, (1982). Pp (6),vii-ix,(3),1-302,(6). 8vo, blue cloth. Tennyson, Cape Bretoniana 975. Governor Generals Award winner for Non-fiction, 1982. "When the fortress of Louisbourg surrendered to the English in 1758, its archives survived intact. From these records,diaries, letters and charts of the period, Christopher Moore has pieced to gether the lives of five people who knew the town at its peak. [...] you will meets: Lous Davory, who learned more about Louisbourg's judicial system in 1740 than he ever wished to know; Jacques Rolland, the merchant, whose early marriage in 1742 brought with it a particularly vicious mother-in-law;Charles Renaut, the migratory fisherman; Jean Lelarge, the adventurous sai lor (and privateer), who contracted a scandalous marriage and still rose tothe rank of naval captain; and Jodocus Koller, a Swiss mercenary, who stay ed on in Louisbourg when he left the army and played a major part in the defence of his adopted home when it was besieged by the English in 1745." from the dj. Contents: 1. Louis Davory's Crime; 2. The Marriage of Marie-Louise Cruchon; 3. Charles Renaut's Letter; 4. The Sea and Jean Lelarge; 5. Sergeant Koller in Peace and War. Namestamp, else vg in dj. 25.00


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