Evangeline (Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie) Evangeline is the heroine of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem “Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie” published in 1847. The poem is not only considered Longfellow’s masterpiece, but it is still widely taught in literature classes across America. The poem is historic fiction based on a true story that took place around Nova Scotia in the mid-1700s. The Acadian people were prosperous French settlers dating back to 1604 in modern-day eastern Canada, Nova Scotia and the northeastern states of America. Constantly antagonized by the English and Protestants (Acadia was largely a Catholic settlement), there were six wars in Acadia between 1689 and 1763. Finally defeated by the British after the French and Indian War, the Acadians were forcibly removed after refusing allegiance to the English crown (interesting factoid: the Louisiana ethnic group known as the Cajuns is descended from Acadian exiles). This massive deportation was known as the Great Upheaval, and in the middle of the chaos were two young lovers cruelly separated by fate. Evangeline was the beautiful 17 year old daughter of a wealthy farmer; she was “the pride of the village”, and the “noblest of all the youths was Gabriel, son of the blacksmith!” As they are separated, Evangeline assures her sweetheart “"Gabriel! be of good cheer! for if we love one another, / Nothing, in truth, can harm us, whatever mischances may happen!" How wrong was this poor innocent lass – for she would spend the rest of her life roaming the American landscape searching in vain for her lost love, only to have him die in her arms in the end. “As in the days of her youth, Evangeline rose in his vision. / Tears came into his eyes; and as slowly he lifted his eyelids, / …Vainly he strove to whisper her name, for the accents unuttered / Died on his lips, and their motion revealed what his tongue would have spoken. / Vainly he strove to rise; and Evangeline, kneeling beside him, / Kissed his dying lips, and laid his head on her bosom.” The poem is a romantic and sentimental portrayal of star-crossed lovers set against an interesting historic period of early America.
Evangeline St. Clare (Uncle Tom's Cabin) Evangeline St. Clare, or Little Eva as she’s known, is the angelic young heroine of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s great abolitionist novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, published in 1852. Saved from drowning in the river by the black slave, Uncle Tom, she persuades her father to purchase him, and later, to set him free. Although she is only a child of 5 or 6, she is wise beyond her years and, of course, good beyond any other earthling. Her gentle ways convert even the most hardened souls to the ideals of Christianity, most notably the raffish little slave girl, Topsy (a refreshingly wicked little character). Little Eva was adored by readers, who not only wept copiously at her sentimental death scene, but went even farther in homage by naming their newborn daughters “Eva” by the scores.
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Evangeline and The Acadians (Robert Tallant) - The tale of the Acadians and their exile from Nova Scotia plays against the backdrop of one of literatureís premier love stories in this prose presentation. Although the tragic expulsion of the Acadian people from what is now Nova Scotia was common knowledge as far back as 1770, many people are not aware of the circumstances that led up to this forced exodus. This is a detailed account of the history, culture, and legacy of the Acadians. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Evangeline for Children (Elizabeth Moore) - Vivid paintings illustrate this story. The notion of a lifetime of unrequited love may seem old-fashioned, but perhaps romance never truly goes out of style. In the shadow of enemy British ships, Evangeline and Gabriel invite all the Acadian villagers to come dance and celebrate young love at the couple’s engagement party. Instead of wedding toasts, the British shout out a proclamation saying, “Because you refused to honor your new ruler, the King of England, His Majesty commands that all of your possessions be taken from you and that you be sent far away to distant lands.” Shouting soldiers rip children from their mothers’ arms, and Gabriel and Evangeline are pushed onto separate ships. Evangeline spends years searching and praying for a safe reunion with her one true love, Gabriel. She follows Indian guides and smoke trails only to find she has again missed Gabriel by a few days. And while her youth and beauty gradually faded, her love for Gabriel never died. Read Evangeline for Children to see how these Acadian souls are finally united as one. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Evangeline Mudd and the Golden-Haired Apes of the Ikkinasti Jungle (David Elliott) - Hold on to the chandeliers! An eccentric couple’s passion for primates leads their dauntless daughter on a wild adventure in this offbeat illustrated novel. Learning to swing from the rafters, eating peanut-butter sandwiches with her feet...Evangeline Mudd has had an unusual childhood. Her primatologist parents have taken their child-rearing cues from the golden-haired ape, whose resourceful and fun-loving lifestyle they deeply admire. But life takes a drastic turn when Evangeline’s parents are called away from their cozy New England bungalow on a research trip to the Ikkinasti Jungle. And when they mysteriously fail to return, it’s up to Evangeline to travel to Ikkinasti and find them herself! In this comical, fast-paced tale, David Elliott ventures deep in the jungle for some close encounters with giant spitting spiders, a crazed developer, a retired headhunter, some persistent primates, and an impressively plucky heroine. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Evangeline Mudd and the Great Mink Escapade (David Elliott) - David Elliott's spirited heroine returns to join the fight for animal rights in this funny, fast-paced novel, whimsically illustrated by Andréa Wesson. It seems like only yesterday that Evangeline Mudd was in the Ikkinasti Jungle, rubbing noses with a headhunter. Now, somehow, swinging from the branches of the old maples near her cozy New England bungalow isn't nearly exciting enough. But when a mysterious letter marked URGENT!!! arrives, Evangeline is reminded of a promise she needs to keep. Going undercover as a newspaper reporter and with the help of Alexy Alexy, the world's highest-jumping dancer, Evangeline must make good on her vow to set free the animals at Mudd's Marvelous Minks. But can they avoid Alexy Alexy's dastardly guardian, Ratsputin? What if Melvin Mudd, her father's second cousin twice removed, recognizes her? And will Melvin's wife, the ditsy India Terpsichore, really go through with that crazy comeback ballet she's staging? Recommended for ages 7-10.
Evangeline's Gift From Santa (Emily Ezell) - Christmas this year was going to be different for Evangeline and her parents; this year her parents are getting divorced and will not be living in the same home. Evangeline decides that when her mommy takes her to see Santa, she will ask him for a special gift. It turns out that Santa helps Evangeline to see that her parents have already given her a special gift that she did not expect; it was the gift of two loving homes. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Famous People Named Evangeline - Evangeline Lilly (actress)
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