Originally published in 1895, A History of Newfoundland by Daniel Woodley Prowse is recognized as one of the best histories to be written during the colonial era. It is also regarded for being the most definitive history of Newfoundland and Labrador. Within its pages, Prowse imparts a passion for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, and a knack for telling a good story. A History of Newfoundland remains a standard reference book for history buffs, academics, and genealogists. Meticulously researched, it includes hundreds of illustrations and copies of original letters gleaned from European archives. An extensive history of the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon is also included. Leslie Harris, president of Memorial University of Newfoundland 1981 – 1990, provides an insightful foreword.