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  • ISBN: 2890522210
  • Author: Ghislaine Legendre,Louis Hémon
  • Genre: No category
  • Language: French
  • Publisher: Boréal; Bor�al Compact edition (December 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 216 pages
  • ePUB size: 1680 kb
  • FB2 size 1512 kb
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Maria Chapdelaine is a romance novel written in 1913 by the French writer Louis Hémon, who was then residing in Quebec.

Maria Chapdelaine is a romance novel written in 1913 by the French writer Louis Hémon, who was then residing in Quebec. Aimed at French and Quebec adolescents, the book had been included in school curricula, translated, and has been extensively analyzed and adapted. After the man she loves dies suddenly, Maria must choose which of two suitors to marry. One offers a change to life in the big city, but Maria decides to stay in the countryside.

Maria Chapdelaine is one of the most famous French Canadian novels. It is the love story of Maria Chapdelaine, daughter of a peasant family in the region of Quebec, in the 1900s. It is often seen as an allegory of the French Canadian people, describing simple joys and great tragedies, the bonds of family, the importance of faith, and the strength of body and spirit needed to endure the harshness of life in Canada’s northern wilderness.

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To Maria Chapdelaine, glancing inattentively here and there, therewas nothing in all this to make one feel lonely or afraid. Samuel Chapdelaine and Maria were to dine with their relative AzalmaLarouche, at whose house they had spent the night. Never hadshe known other prospect from October to May, save those still moredepressing and sad, farther yet from the dwellings of man and themarks of his labour; and moreover all about her that morning hadtaken on a softer outline, was brighter with a new promise, byvirtue of something sweet and gracious that the future had in itskeeping.

LibriVox recording of Maria Chapdelaine (version 2) by Louis Hémon. Translated by W. H. Blake. Read in English by Bruce Pirie The novel Maria Chapdelaine portrays life in rural Quebec at the beginning of the 20th century. Published first in French in 1913, it is a famous example of the genre known as "novels of the land" ("romans du terroir"). These stories sought to reinforce and preserve the cultural, linguistic, and religious heritage of French Canada - a heritage at risk because of French Canada's historical situation as a conquered enclave inside English North.

Maria Chapdelaine book. Time stands still, for a moment, in Louis Hémon's Maria Chapdelaine, allowing us a view into a society that faced an internal upheaval, stemming from its very roots

Maria Chapdelaine book. Ce classique de la littérature du xxe siècle a pendant longtemps. Time stands still, for a moment, in Louis Hémon's Maria Chapdelaine, allowing us a view into a society that faced an internal upheaval, stemming from its very roots.

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Maria Chapdelaine is one of the most famous French Canadian novels. It is the love story of Maria Chapdelaine, daughter of a peasant family in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region of Quebec, in the 1900s. It is often seen as an allegory of the French Canadian people, describing simple joys and great tragedies, the bonds of family, the importance of faith, and the strength of body and spirit needed to endure the harshness of life in Canada’s northern wilderness.
Comments: (7)
Mariwyn
Louis Hémon, the author of this book, was an immigrant to Québec from France. Yet he seems to have captured both the "spirit of the place" and the essence of the farming people who formed the rural population 100 years ago. His language, while simple and straightforward, perfectly captures the sights, sounds and smells of the rural homesteads and their surrounding forests. His portraits of the main family are exquisitely detailed and he captures the heartbreaking death of the mother of the heroine with sensitivity and without excessive sentimentality. Amazingly for an immigrant, Hémon deploys sparingly but effectively the idioms of Québécoise French, thus adding a touch of verisimilitude as charming as it is realistic. It is worth learning French just to read this fantastic novel in the language of its sympatique characters.
Vut
A deeply moving novel about the permanent things of life and the great joys they bring to a person's life, despite all the problems and sufferings that are endured. The novel portrays the goodness of the family, the dignity of honest labor, the greatness of marriage, and the strength of Christian faith. The book reveals the struggles and blessings of the simple life lived according to Mother nature's rhythms and God's laws.
Utchanat
When recalling the past we tend to idealize it, to view it with fondness and nostalgia, and to hold them up as the best of times. But the question becomes, were those times really that good? Why do we recall them with such fondness? Why do we hold them up as a paragon for how we should live our lives today? Invariably we find some fault or failing of or present age, something we wish we could change. We idealize and objectify the past, remembering the good and forgetting the bad. "Maria Chapdelaine" is hardly a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The Quebecois who populate the book are living a hardscrabble life that wouldn't seem out of place in the American South, and yet the simple life is all they know. Like Southerners the Quebecois life revolves around family, farm, and faith. In some respects "Maria Chapdelaine" reminds me of Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind"; both are reflections on a society that is passing from remembrance, which is being changed by outside influences and events. Both authors wrote their novels as their societies were beginning to change and adapt to modernity and outside influences and they both served as a means of capturing the essence of the world that was passing from memory. And much like "Gone with the Wind", "Maria Chapdelaine" is about the concept of place, how you are perceived by others, and the role of community in enforcing conformity. While there is considerable difference in the central characters, the themes remain similar. Maria has to make choices that are shaped and informed by the environment she lives in. While Scarlet is rebellious, Maria is chaste and demure, the embodiment of the ideal of womanhood for Quebecois. Like Scarlet, Maria is conflicted over potential suitors, the adventurous Francois Paradis, fellow neighbor Eutrope Gagnon, and Lorenzo Suprenant, who has rejected the country for the city. This troika of suitors represent the three directions Quebec was being pulled in. All three men are symbolic representations of Quebec: Francois representing Quebec's voyageur past, Eutrope the present, and Lorenzo the future. Maria's heart is truly with Francois (the past), but when he meets and untimely end Maria ultimately rejects Lorenzo (the future), settling instead for Eutrope (the present). The world around Maria seeks to ratify the status quo, to glorify the ideals of family, farm, and faith. While it appears Maria wants to break free of that life and transcend it, those thoughts are nothing more than passing fancies. The passing of her mother amidst the trapping of their hardscrabble existence should have been motivation for Maria to chose Lorenzo and leave her environs, yet she sees her mother as the embodiment of perfect womanhood and knows she must stay. While Scarlet is headstrong, impulsive, and pragmatic, Maria is stoic, contemplative, and something of an idealist. To leave her family and her place would be a betrayal. She is as much a part of the land as is Eutrope.

In a sense "Maria Chapdelaine" is almost existential. Maria's community feels far removed from the outside world, as though forgotten and abandoned. The power's that control the characters destiny are far removed and detached, and there is little these characters can do to take matters into their own hands. They are left to their own devices and must cope with the world as best they can. You can learn as much about a society from reading the literature it produces as you can from reading its history and that is true here. Literature is not only a reflection of a society, but also its shared common heritage and values. Yet some themes are universal, which is what makes "Maria Chapdelaine" relevant and important. Maria seeks to belong to a community, to a place. She seeks the validation and ratification of those around her and seeks guidance from those institutions that are central to her life. The peer pressures of her community force conformity, meaning Maria stay in the community and marry Eutrope. We see a little of ourselves in both Maria, attempting to relate to changes in our world and grappling with challenges both great and small. We often see ourselves as living lives removed from the larger issues of the world, distant and removed. Yet with dignity and grace and humor we cope with those changes and look back on lessons learned with fondness.
Flower
This is a quiet, sweet book dealing with characters who live close to nature. The author, Louis Hemon, was born in France, well-to-do, good family, well educated. He tired of Europe and moved to Quebec, interested in this part of the world. He worked as a hired farm hand for not much money, but felt he needed to know the lives of these peasants who worked the land.

The main character is Maria Chapdelaine, a young, attractive lady. Her parents, Laura and Samuel Chapdelaine, live in an area far from stores, schools, churches. Samuel liked living far away from civilization, moved several times to get away from too many people, better land. Laura would have liked living in a town, but did as her husband wished. The couple have two daughters, four sons. It is hard being so far from doctors and hospitals in case of sickness. The family is very religious, have family prayers. Bible teachings hymn singing, and sacred readings despite being far from church.

Three suitors have fallen in love with Maria. One man, an adventurer, one who lived and loved the far north, another who moved to the United States, had a good, well paying job, wants Maria to marry him and get away from farming, taking care of animals, battling wild beasts, living in a country where winter reigns as king. The winters in northern Quebec are cold and long, other seasons are short. But there are beautiful moments, the family lives alone, mostly to themselves, few visitors, too remote. The third young man is a neighbor who offers Maria the same life her parents have. Which one will the young woman choose? The first man Maria really loves, but that life will be the hardest.

I don't know where I found this book, I have had it for some time. Mr Hemon wrote this book in 1913. I was glad to have read the book, the writing is beautiful, soft, story of quiet lives. Maria loved the first man of adventure most, the second she wanted to see what the rest of the world is like, big cities, fancy stores and restaurants, crowds of people. So choose.

Enjoyable read, but not for all. Too quiet.
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