By: Philippe Aubert de Gaspé (1814-1841)
|(French) L'influence d'un livre Roman historique|
Canadians of Old
In his mid-70s, Philippe Aubert de Gaspé took on the project of recording the culture and heritage of French Canada, especially that of the late 1700s, the world of his youth. The result, published in French in 1863, was the historical fiction "Les Anciens Canadiens . In this book, inspired by the historical novels of Sir Walter Scott, Aubert de Gaspé collects the customs, traditions, folk tales, superstitions, and songs of the Quebec people, weaves in memories of life in his own ancestral home, and sets all this within the momentous historical events that transformed Canada in the 18th century...
(French) anciens canadiens
Considéré comme l'un des premiers romans du bas-Canada, cette mémoire inclut des légendes québecoises en un style conversationnel et abordable. - Summary by Czandra