Wacousta (Penguin Modern Classics Edition)

Wacousta (Penguin Modern Classics Edition)

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Set in the 1760s at the time of Pontiac’s 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 Richardson’s vivid depiction, Pontiac’s 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 – garrison against wilderness, restraint against passion, mercy against justice – this suspenseful novel creates a world of deception and terror in which motive is ambiguous and the boundary between order and anarchy unclear.

ISBN: 9780735236011

Published Date: August 7, 2018

Publisher: Penguin Random House Company

Language: English

Page Count: 584

Size: 7.97" l x 5.14" w x 1.30" h