St. Ursula's Convent or the Nun of Canada

St. Ursula's Convent or the Nun of Canada

St Ursula s Convent or the Nun of Canada In when the novel was issued in Kingston Upper Canada it became not only the first work of fiction written by a native born Canadian and published in what is now Canada but also a significant

  • Title: St. Ursula's Convent or the Nun of Canada
  • Author: Julia C.B. Hart Douglas G. Lochhead
  • ISBN: 9780886291402
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1824, when the novel was issued in Kingston, Upper Canada, it became not only the first work of fiction written by a native born Canadian and published in what is now Canada, but also a significant early attempt by a Canadian of English and French heritage to articulate a vision of a North American nation that linked through family, social and religious ties, the best oIn 1824, when the novel was issued in Kingston, Upper Canada, it became not only the first work of fiction written by a native born Canadian and published in what is now Canada, but also a significant early attempt by a Canadian of English and French heritage to articulate a vision of a North American nation that linked through family, social and religious ties, the best of Great Britain and France.

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    The main interest of St. Ursula's Convent lies in the fact that it was the first novel published in Canada and written by a person born in Canada. As such, it becomes a historical curiosity for those with an interest in Canadian literature. Some of the main characters are Canadian-born and much of the action takes place in Quebec. Local social mores are described briefly. The novel is very much focused on plot, however. Published in 1824 but set in the late 18th century, St. Ursula's Convent is [...]

    Adelaide de St. Louis is a young girl who is a great favorite with St. Catherine, the abbess of a convent that works as a school for girls in Quebec. St. Catherine's life so far has been really sad: In a several chapter long narrative, she tells Adelaide how she lost her children and her husband during the English-French war. Then, a girl called Charlotte arrives at the convent. Adelaide and Charlotte are friends immediately. The former even travels to Europe with Charlotte's family because Adel [...]

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