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Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present   By: (1825-1912)

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Picturesque Quebec: A Sequel to Quebec Past and Present by J.M. Le Moine offers readers a remarkable journey through the rich culture and scenic landscapes of Quebec. Serving as a fitting successor to Le Moine's earlier work, this book astounds with its detailed descriptions and captivating illustrations.

One of the notable aspects of this book is Le Moine's unmatched ability to immerse readers in the beauty of Quebec. Through his vivid narratives and colorful language, he transports readers to the heart of this picturesque province. Whether describing the charming streets of Quebec City or the serene countryside, Le Moine's words paint a captivating picture in the minds of readers.

The strength of this book lies in its combination of historical context and cultural significance. Le Moine seamlessly weaves together the past and the present, providing readers with valuable insights into Quebec's rich history and diverse heritage. From the early Native American influences to the turbulent era of French and British rule, each page sheds light on the events that have shaped Quebec into the enchanting place it is today.

Additionally, the inclusion of numerous illustrations adds depth and visual appeal to the book. The carefully curated collection of images showcases the diverse landscapes, architectural wonders, and historical landmarks that define Quebec. These illustrations not only enhance the reading experience but also serve as a valuable visual reference, allowing readers to truly appreciate the magnificence of this captivating province.

Le Moine's prose is nothing short of captivating. His eloquent writing style keeps readers engaged from the very first page, making it difficult to put the book down. Whether he is recounting historical anecdotes or describing the natural beauty that surrounds him, Le Moine's passion for Quebec shines through his words, instilling a sense of admiration and fascination in readers.

While the book is undoubtedly a treasure trove of information, some readers might find certain sections to be overwhelming with details. Le Moine's comprehensive approach leaves no stone unturned, resulting in an encyclopedic volume that can be quite dense at times. However, for those eager to delve deep into the history and culture of Quebec, this meticulous attention to detail will surely be appreciated.

Overall, Picturesque Quebec: A Sequel to Quebec Past and Present is a must-read for anyone interested in the beauty and heritage of this Canadian province. Le Moine's passionate storytelling, accompanied by stunning illustrations, provides an immersive experience for readers. Whether you have a deep connection with Quebec or are simply curious about its rich history and captivating landscapes, this book is a valuable addition to any bookshelf.

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This volume, purporting to be a sequel to "QUEBEC PAST AND PRESENT," published in 1876, is intended to complete the history of the city. New and interesting details will be found in these pages, about the locality, where Samuel de Champlain located his settlement in 1608, together with a rapid glance at incidents, sights, objects, edifices, city gates and other improvements, both ancient and modern, which an antiquarian's ramble round the streets, squares, promenades, monuments, public and private edifices, &c., may disclose. It will, it is hoped, be found a copious repository of historical, topographical, legendary, industrial and antiquarian lore garnered not without some trouble from authorities difficult of access to the general reader. May it prove not merely a faithful mirror of the past, but also an authentic record of the present!

THE SKETCH OF THE ENVIRONS OF QUEBEC will take the tourist or student of history beyond the ramparts of Old Stadacona, to the memorable area the Plains of Abraham where, one century back and more, took place the hard fought duel which caused the collapse of French power in the New World, established British rule on our shores, and hastened the birth of the great Commonwealth founded by George Washington, by removing from the British Provinces, south of us, the counterpoise of French dominion... Continue reading book >>

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