The Mariner of St. Malo : A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier
by Stephen Leacock and G. M. Wrong
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1776536559 | 60 Pages | ePUB/mobi | 0.5 MB
In the town hall of the seaport of St Malo there hangs a portrait of Jacques Cartier, the great sea-captain of that place, whose name is associated for all time with the proud title of 'Discoverer of Canada.'
In the town hall of the seaport of St Malo there hangs a portrait of Jacques Cartier, the great sea-captain of that place, whose name is associated for all time with the proud title of 'Discoverer of Canada.' The picture is that of a bearded man in the prime of life, standing on the deck of a ship, his bent elbow resting upon the gunwale, his chin supported by his hand, while his eyes gaze outward upon the western ocean as if seeking to penetrate its mysteries.
Canadian author Stephen Leacock gained popular acclaim as a much-loved humor writer, publishing dozens of books in that vein over the course of his career. However, he was a trained scholar by trade who was also quite active in the realm of academic publishing. This historical chronicle of the life and exploits of sixteenth-century explorer Jacques Cartier straddles the line between popular and scholarly writing, presenting an engaging but exhaustively researched portrait of a complex and significant figure.
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تاريخ التسجيل : 02/09/2016