Publish date: March 1st 2004
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, African American
, 19th Century
A disturbing subject and a beautiful story all wrapped up in one short novel. The subject matter is far from easy and that's what I loved about it. There are things that have to be faced. This part of our history is one of them.
It's the early nineteenth century in Louisiana and Manon Gaudet is unhappily married to the owner of a sugar plantation. Cut off from her friends and family, Manon increasingly begins to realise that she doesn't know or like the man she married. The slave girl she received as a wedding gift is a ...
The year is 1828.....a sugar plantation in Louisiana, where Slavery is in flower for both the slaves and slave ownersThe Slave Owners see “slave rebellions” around every corner..as they should, since their entire way of life is dependent on the labor of their “lowly blacks”.....and, our “heroine” Ma...
I was hoping this would be a four-star book. Lots to like about it. The view of plantation life from the perspective of the owner's wife is different and fascinating. I actually enjoyed the generally nasty attitude of the main character (hey, she has lots to be unhappy about). The story definite...
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