The Resource La Salle : a novel, John Vernon

La Salle : a novel, John Vernon

Label
La Salle : a novel
Title
La Salle
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Vernon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Sieur de La Salle's story begins in 1682, when he sets out with twenty-two Frenchmen, eighteen Indians, and his always-grumbling, epileptic cartographer, Pierre Goupil, to chart the length of the Mississippi River. In the course of this novel, in the form of diary entries by La Sale and Goupil, we see early America as seldom before--a world as foreign to us as any, for, as author Vernon points out, "the map of North America, so etched in our imaginations, with the great furrow of the Mississippi River running down the center of it, did not yet exist for these colonists." For them, North America is a vivid and dangerous dream of hardship, madness, and poetry. In their often conflicting and always vigorous styles, the two describe their journey into the wilderness and a world in which the reason and religion of Europe have no place.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vernon, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3572.E76
LC item number
L3 1986
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • La Salle, Robert Cavelier
  • America
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
  • La Salle, Robert Cavelier
  • Amérique
Label
La Salle : a novel, John Vernon
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Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035902897
Label
La Salle : a novel, John Vernon
Link
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035902897

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