|Wacousta; or, The Prophecy (1832) [Novel]|
by John Richardson
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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
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure