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Book Information: Wacousta; or, The Prophecy

Wacousta; or, The Prophecy (1832) [Novel]
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Set in the 1760s at the time of Pontiacís Indian alliance against the British, Wacousta combines elements of revenge tragedy and gothic romance in reconstructing a violent episode in Canadian frontier history. In Major John Richardsonís vivid depiction, Pontiacís campaign against Fort Detroit is masterminded by the mysterious Wacousta, a Byronic anti-hero whose thirst for vengeance against the fortress commander borders on madness. Turning upon binary oppositions Ė garrison against wilderness, restraint against passion, mercy against justice Ė this suspenseful novel creates a world of deception and terror in which motive is ambiguous and the boundary between order and anarchy unclear.

Original title: Wacousta; or, The Prophecy
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionAdventureMilitary and Naval Adventure

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Wacousta; or, The Prophecy (1832)
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Language: English

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Wacousta; or, The Prophecy (2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771094064
Pages: 589
Notes: Afterword by James Reaney

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Wacousta; or, The Prophecy (1991)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9780771098772
Dimensions: 4.2 x 7.0 x 1.2
Pages: 552

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