A fast-paced tale of deceit, determination, lies, love, loss, and murder. The dramatic story of Jean and Marie Legendre enlightens the reader about the experience of 19th century French-Canadian immigrants to New England, the emotional impact of such a migration on individual French-Canadians and their families, and the challenges they faced in a new country. The Innocent Victim combines fiction and history in a delightful story that is both entertaining and educational.
The Innocent Victim:
A Franco-American Civil War Novel
Written by Adélard Lambert
Translated by Margaret S. Langford in collaboration with Claire Quintal
Foreword, Preface, Introduction, Chapter Notes, and Bibliography in addition to the translated text.
ABOUT THE TRANSLATORS:
Dr. Margaret S. Langford is a professor of French at Keene State College. Her sabbatical leave projects in 1984 and 1992 focused on oral interviews and research on Franco-Americans. In 1999 her leave was devoted to Un Revenant/One Came Back. Since 1996 she has interwoven research, publications, and presentations first on this work and subsequently on L'Innocente Victime/The Innocent Victim. In 1992 the American Association of Academic Alliances honored her for outstanding contributions to the teaching and promotion of French as a second language. In 1994, the New Hampshire Association for the Teaching of Foreign Languages selected her as teacher of the year. In 1998, she received the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Award. In 2007 she devoted her sabbatical leave to L'Innocente Victime. Margaret Langford is presently incorporator of the Franco-American Centre in Manchester, New Hampshire, a member of the Historical Society of Cheshire County and of the French Institute at Assumption College.
Dr. Claire Quintal is professor emerita of French and Francophone Culture and Civilization as well as the founding director emerita of the Institut francais of Assumption College. Founded in 1979, the institute, which has published the proceedings of its colloquia, launched in 1980, is considered to be the foremost research center on Franco-American history and culture. To date, sixteen volumes, edited and/or translated by Claire Quintal, have appeared. She was awarded the Legion of Honor and named an officer of the national Order of Merit by the French government. Québec honored her in 1980, naming her to the Ordre des Francophones d'Amérique. She is a member of the Conseil de la Vie Française en Amérique and chairs the American and Canadian French Cultural Exchange Commission of Massachusetts.
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The Innocent Victim: A Franco-American Civil War Novel
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