Antoinette de Mirecourt or Secret Marrying and Secret Sorrowing

Antoinette de Mirecourt or Secret Marrying and Secret Sorrowing

Rosanna Leprohon
Edited by John C. Stockdale
Copyright Date: 1999
Pages: 335
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt81dfv
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    Antoinette de Mirecourt or Secret Marrying and Secret Sorrowing
    Book Description:

    A moral exemplum about courtship and marriage, this "essentially Canadian" tale, which takes place in the 1760s, reflects its author's profound and sometimes disturbing knowledge of the bicultural and bilingual society in which she lived.

    eISBN: 978-0-7735-7353-6
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Abbreviations
    (pp. ix-x)
  4. Foreword
    (pp. xi-xii)

    The Centre for Editing Early Canadian Texts (CEECT) at Carleton University was established to prepare for publication scholarly editions of major works of early English-Canadian prose that are now either out of print or available only in corrupt reprints. Five of these editions, Frances Brooke'sThe History of Emily Montague,Catharine Parr Traill'sCanadian Crusoes,James De Mille'sA Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder,John Richardson'sWacousta,and Susanna Moodie'sRoughing It in the Bushhave already been published, and another half-dozen, thanks to continuing funding from Carleton and from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of...

  5. Editor’s Preface
    (pp. xiii-xvi)
    John Christie Stockdale
  6. Editor’s Introduction
    (pp. xvii-lviii)

    The narrow streets of Montreal teemed with British troops. Drawing admiring glances from the women of the city, officers in scarlet strutted, or rode in carriages and sleighs. Talk of conquests filled the air and feelings ran high. The time was “the year 176—, some short time after the royal standard of England had replaced the fleur-de-lys of France,”¹ the historical setting ofAntoinette De Mirecourt; Or, Secret Marrying and Secret Sorrowing. A Canadian Tale,the novel written by Rosanna Eleanor Mullins Leprohon (1829-79) and published by John Lovell in Montreal in 1864. The time could also have been...

  7. Illustration: Title-page of the 1864 Lovell Edition
    (pp. lix-lx)
  8. Antoinette De Mirecourt
    (pp. 1-240)

    The feeble sun of November, that most unpleasant month in our Canadian year, was streaming down on the narrow streets and irregular buildings of Montreal, such as it existed in the year 176 , some short time after the royal standard of England had replaced the fleur-de-lys of France.

    Reflecting back the red sunlight in the countless small panes of its narrow casements, stood a large and substantial-looking stone house, situated towards the east extremity of Notre Dame street, then the aristocratic quarter of the city. Without going through the ceremony of raising the ponderous knocker, we will pass through...

  9. Explanatory Notes
    (pp. 241-256)
  10. Bibliographical Description of 1864 Lovell Edition
    (pp. 257-260)
  11. Published Versions of the Text
    (pp. 261-266)
  12. Emendations in Copy-text
    (pp. 267-270)
  13. Line-end Hyphenated Compounds in Copy-text
    (pp. 271-272)
  14. Line-end Hyphenated Compounds in CEECT Edition
    (pp. 273-274)