Carried along by the literary current of the day and influenced by François-Xavier GARNEAU's Histoire du Canada, Conan wrote 3 historical novels. In A l'oeuvre et à l'épreuve (1891), the Christian hero, Garnier, renounces his youthful love to become a Jesuit and dies a martyr's death. In L'Oublié (1900), Closse is obedient to familial duty but still dies a hero's death for the homeland. La Sève immortelle (1925) demonstrates the courage of 2 young people who give up their foreign loves to marry each other and better serve their country.
Author GABRIELLE POULIN
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