Evangeline describes the betrothal of a fictional 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, at some times being near to Gabriel without realizing he was near.
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
by Henry James
by Henry Adams
by Henry David Thoreau
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Lawrence Buell
by William Shakespeare
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