In June 1851 she married a French Canadian, Dr J.L. Leprohon; they had 13 children. Subsequently Leprohon's focus shifted to Québec society. "The Manor House of de Villerai" (serialized in The Family Herald 1859-60) is set in New France during the Seven Years' War; Antoinette de Mirecourt (1864) in Montréal just after that war; and Armand Durand (1868) in early 19th-century Lower Canada. Soon translated, these novels became part of both Canadian literatures; indeed Le Manoir de Villerai (tr 1861) precedes P.J. AUBERT DE GASPÉ's Les ANCIENS CANADIENS (1863) as the immediate literary descendant of Garneau's HISTOIRE DU CANADA, Leprohon's posthumous Poetical Works (1881) treat historical and religious subjects, nature and family life.
Author JOHN R. SORFLEET
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