Wacousta

Product Number: EB00518072
Released: Aug 12, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781551997506
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Description

Set in the 1760s at the time of Pontiac's Indian alliance against the British, Wacousta combines elements of revenge tragedy and gothic romance in reconstructing a violent episode in Canadian frontier history. In Major John Richardson's vivid depiction, Pontiac's campaign against Fort Detroit is masterminded by the mysterious Wacousta, a Byronic anti-hero whose thirst for vengeance against the fortress commander borders on madness. Turning upon binary oppositions - garrison against wilderness, restraint against passion, mercy against justice - this suspenseful novel creates a world of deception and terror in which motive is ambiguous and the boundary between order and anarchy unclear. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

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Author(s): John Richardson
Original Publish Date: Aug 12, 2014

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