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Evangeline | [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]

Evangeline

Evangeline describes the betrothal of an Acadian girl named Evangeline Bellefontaine to her beloved, Gabriel Lajeunesse, and their separation as the British deport the Acadians from Acadie in the Great Upheaval. The poem then follows Evangeline across the landscapes of America as she spends years in a search for him. Finally she settles in Philadelphia and, as an old woman, works as a nun among the poor. While tending the dying during an epidemic she finds Gabriel among the sick, and he dies in her arms.
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Evangeline describes the betrothal of an Acadian girl named Evangeline Bellefontaine to her beloved, Gabriel Lajeunesse, and their separation as the British deport the Acadians from Acadie in the Great Upheaval.

The poem then follows Evangeline across the landscapes of America as she spends years in a search for him. Finally she settles in Philadelphia and, as an old woman, works as a nun among the poor. While tending the dying during an epidemic she finds Gabriel among the sick, and he dies in her arms.

©2008 Saland Publishing; (P)2008 Saland Publishing

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    "Wrong Narrator"

    I love this story -- it is by far one of my favorites. However, this Narrator doesn't seem to get that it is a love story. He just reads the words -- without any emotion at all. This could be read better with someone who understands and likes the story.

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    Gabriel Fitchburg, WI, United States 01-17-11
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    "Dactyllic Hexameter!"

    This is one of the best audiobooks I own. The best part is the way that the narrator lets the meter work. Dactylic hexameter, the meter used in the poem, is rarely used in English. After listening to this recording I can't imagine why. The only other audiobooks audible has that are recited in this meter are translations of the Iliad, but neither of those narrators take advantage of it like Mr. Fleetwood does in Evangeline. The poem, the meter, and the narrator are all so powerful!

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    This is my favorite audiobook. This excellent reading can be listened to again and again, and enjoyed more and more. I strongly recommend this audiobook.

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