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Drummond, The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems.

Drummond, William Henry. The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems. Reprinted Edition. New York, GF Putnam's, 1911. Octavo. XII, 232 pages. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear, edges of cover and spine are slightly damaged.

William Henry Drummond (April 13, 1854 – April 6, 1907) was an Irish-born Canadian poet whose humorous dialect poems made him "one of the most popular authors in the English-speaking world," and "one of the most widely-read and loved poets" in Canada. He was born near Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland in 1854, as William Henry Drumm, the oldest of four sons of George Drumm and Elizabeth Morris Soden. The family emigrated to Canada in 1864, settling in Montreal. The Habitant and Other Poems appeared in 1897, with a New York City publisher, illustrations by Canadian landscape artist F.S. Coburn, and an enthusiastic introduction (in French) by prominent poet Louis Fréchette. Fréchette "passed on a compliment that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had paid to Drummond, calling him 'The pathfinder of a new land of song.'" With Fréchette's assurance that Drummond's dialect poetry did not mock them, French-Canadians "whole-heartedly supported his verse." The book "was both a popular and a critical success. Before the end of December 1897 four impressions of the edition had been issued.... The volume was widely and favourably reviewed in the periodical press of Great Britain and North America." By the time of Drummond's death, 38,000 copies had been printed. (Wikipedia).

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Drummond, The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems.

Drummond, The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems.


Drummond, The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems.

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