Smooth Traveler Louisiana, Another Tale of Acadie (Part One)

Renèe S. Gordon
October 25, 2014
On April 5, 1840, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one of America's premier authors of the era, was visited by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Reverend Horace Conolly. During the course of the visit Conolly told a story based on a 1755 historic event that he felt would make a great novel for Hawthorne. Hawthorne declined the novel idea and five years later Longfellow began work on the epic poem "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie."

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