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CONAN, Laure. Angéline de Montbrun : A Psychological Romance of Quebec. Translated and Introduced by Yves Brunelle. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1974). First thus printing. Pp. (6),vii-xxxiii,(3),3-169,(5). 8vo, orange cloth with black titles to spine. Literature of Canada: Poetry and Prose in Reprint series, number 14. General editor: Douglas Lochhead. "Laure Conan was the first woman novelist in French Canada and the first writer in all Canada to attempt a roman d'analyse. As she refused to have her true identity revealed, the author of the preface to her book, Abbé H.-R. Casgrain,made a point of confirming that it was indeed a woman hiding behind a pen- name. Her daring in writing a psychological novel was 'forgiven' because she was a woman, and her anticipating the trend towards this type of novel was attributed to 'that intuition natural to her sex.' In 'Angéline de Montbrun', Laure Conan broke with what has been called the 'collective romanticism' of nineteenth-century French-Canadian literature -- the preoccupation with the patriotic love of country and of land, with the rural myth, the exhortative tone, and the vast canvas. These concerns are basically absent in her work. Further, she eschewed the details of adventure and intrigue, the wooden, predictable characters, and the transparent intricacies of romantic love in favour of writing about the inner turmoil of an individual, live character, a young woman caught in a complex web of human appetites, aspirations, and relationships." - from the dustjacket. Name inked to flyleaf, fivecharacters inked inside rear cover, else very good in very lightly rubbed dustjacket. 20.00
Title: Angeline de Montbrun : A Psychological Romance of Quebec. First thus Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1974, ISBN:0802021263:
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