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Bondwoman's Narrative : A Novel

Bondwoman's Narrative : A Novel - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0446690294

Cover of Bondwoman
ISBN13: 978-0446690294
ISBN10: 0446690295
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Warner Books
Published: 2002
International: No

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Bondwoman's Narrative : A Novel - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0446690294

Hannah Crafts and Henry Louis Ed. Gates

ISBN13: 978-0446690294
ISBN10: 0446690295
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Warner Books

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

When Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., saw a modest auction catalogue listing for an "Unpublished Original Manuscript," he knew he could be on the verge of a major literary find. After exhaustive research, he found that the handwritten manuscript he had purchased was the only known novel by a female African American slave and possibly the first novel written by a black woman anywhere. The Bondwoman's Narrative tells of a self-educated young house slave who knows all too well slavery's brutal limitations, but never suspects that the freedom of her beautiful new mistress is also at risk -- or that a devastating secret will force them both to flee the South and make a desperate bid for freedom.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Trade Edition
Introduction
The Bondwoman's Narrative
Textual Annotations
Appendixes
A. Authentication Report
B. Testimony of Jane Johnson
Version 1
Version 2
C. John Hill Wheeler's Library Catalogue
A Note on Crafts's Literary Influences
Bibliography
Acknowledgments

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