Clotel or The President's Daughter

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Courier Corporation, 9 mar 2012 - 160
The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale revolves around the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. Although born into slavery, author William Wells Brown escaped bondage to become a prominent reformer and historian. His emotionally powerful depiction of slavery and racial conflict in the antebellum South resounds with the immediacy and honesty of his own experiences. Brown weaves a variety of contemporary sources — sermons, lectures, political pamphlets, and newspaper advertisements — into this innovative work, which appears here in an unabridged republication of the 1853 first edition.

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I did not enjoy Clotel in the slightest. In fact, it was close to torture trying to finish it. There is no coherent storyline and Wiliam Wells Brown appears little more than a hack. The whole ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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