The Legend of Marguerite: A poem by George Martin by George MartinThe Legend of Marguerite: A poem by George Martin by George Martin

The Legend of Marguerite: A poem by George Martin

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Marguerite; or the isle of Demons is a legend which is now an indisputable part of the early history of Canada. Marguerite is the story of a young woman of noble birth who was one of the colonists that Roberval, Viceroy of Canada and Newfoundland, brought out from France in 1542 to establish a colony on the St. Lawrence River. Another one of the colonists was a young soldier who was in love with Marguerite. Their love-making during the voyage irritated Roberval so much that he decided to get rid of Marguerite by marooning her and the old nurse that accompanied her on one of the Harrington Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The island was the Isle of Demons, inhabited by dreaded and fearful creatures. The legend, told in verse by George Martin, a forgotten Canadian poet of nearly a century ago, is a stirring tale of a woman's fortitude and her indomitable struggle for survival.
Title:The Legend of Marguerite: A poem by George MartinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 5.98 × 0.16 inPublisher:Breakwater Books Ltd.

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ISBN - 10:0921692668

ISBN - 13:9780921692669

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The Legend of Marguerite is a long poem by George Martin written nearly a century ago, retelling the legendary story of a young noblewoman who was one of the colonists brought to Canada from France in 1542. Another colonist was a young soldier in love with Marguerite. Their lovemaking during the voyage irritated Governor Roberval, so he marooned Marguerite and her nurse on one of the Harrington Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Her lover joined them by jumping ship and legend has it that Marguerite survived alone after two years on the island. Edited for this edition by D.W.S. Ryan, this poem is a moving epic of one woman's fortitude.