Like Longfellow's Evangeline, Pouponne and Balthazar is the story of two Acadian lovers separated during the Grand Derangement. Sidonie de la Houssaye's characters, however, enjoy a happier fate, spending a blissful lifetime together after being reunited.
The romantic flavor of this story is captured in the critical edition edited by May Rush Gwin Waggoner, who also provides a glossary of Louisiana French idioms.
Because of its literary significance and regional appeal, this work is of interest to Louisianians of all backgrounds.
Paperback: 92 pages
Publisher: University of Louisiana (1983)
You may also buy this book in person at Alliance Française de Lafayette at 735 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501.