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A Franco-American Civil War Novel
Translated by Dr. Margaret S. Langford
In collaboration with Dr. Claire Quintal

The first published translation into English of Un Revenant, an 1884 romantic adventure written by Rémi Tremblay, a French-Canadian author who turned his own experiences as a teenaged enlistee in the Civil War into a story of two fascinating heroes. Tremblay served in the 14th US Regular Infantry, fought in the battles of Spottsylvania Court House, The Wilderness, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg, and was imprisoned in Libby prison; he describes the searing battlefield and prison scenes as he saw them.

Part autobiography, part melodramatic love story, Un Revenant was one of nine novels by Franco-Americans which were part of the 1975 to 1982 National Materials Development Center publication program. With this meticulous new translation, Tremblay's novel can now be read in either French or English . . . or side by side.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATORS: Dr. Margaret S. Langford is a professor of French at Keene State College in Keene, NH. Her sabbatical leave projects in 1984 and 1992 focused on oral interviews and research on Franco-Americans. In 1999 her leave was devoted to One Came Back/Un Revenant. Since 1996 she has interwoven research, publications and presentations on this work. She has been honored for her outstanding contributions to the teaching and promotion of French as a second language (1992) and as New Hampshire Foreign Language Teacher of the Year (1994) In 1998 Dr. Langford received the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Award.

Dr. Claire Quintal is the founding director emerita of the Institut français of Assumption College, which is considered to be the foremost research center of Franco-American history and culture. Dr. Quintal has edited and/or translated sixteen volumes. She was awarded the Legion of Honor and named an Officer of the National Order of Merit by the French Government. She is a member of the Conseil de la Vie Française en Amérique and chairs the American and Canadian French Cultural Exchange Commission of Massachusetts.

Ordering Information: 6" x 9"; 300 pages; 6 historical prints and 1 photograph of M. Tremblay; Introductory Essay "Boys Into Men: Rémi Tremblay and the American Civil War"; Preface by Julien Olivier; Chapter Notes, Bibliography.
ISBN 1-884592-22-8 Hardcover: $35.00
ISBN 1-884592-09-0 Paperback: $18.95

One Came Back (HC) $35.00

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