Maria Chapdelaine

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Maria Chapdelaine is a novel written in 1913 by the French writer Louis Hémon, who was then residing in Quebec.


The novel has had three film adaptations, two French and one Québécois: in 1934, by Julien Duvivier, with Madeleine Renaud (as Maria Chapdelaine), and Jean Gabin (as François Paradis), partly filmed in Péribonka; in 1950 by Marc Allégret in a free interpretation of the work called The Naked Heart; and in 1984 by Gilles Carle with Carole Laure.

The novel has also been adapted as plays, illustrated novels, radio-novels, and televised series. Authors have even published continuations of the novel.

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