Coming Soon: The French Traveler
This is a translation by William Gairdner - the first ever into English, complete with an Introductory essay and notes - of a fascinating Eighteenth-century French book about arctic exploration, settler life in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and the way of the Huron and Iroquois Indians in what was then le Canada, and today Quebec and Ontario. The original was in the very popular eighteenth-century genre of the French récit de voyage, comprised dozens of letters sent by a French Traveler to his lady friend in Paris. Readers will enjoy the sparkling prose and intriguing insights into life in early Canada. Scheduled to appear with McGill- Queens University Press, Fall, 2018.