This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Matthew Lewis is best remembered as the author of the sensational Gothic novel The Monk. He was also a slave-owner, inheriting two large plantations and making two visits to Jamaica to investigate the living and working conditions of his slaves. His anecdotal record, the Journal of a West India Proprietor, offers a vivid account of plantation life from the slave owner's perspective. This edition provides full contextual background and includes Lewis' verse narrative The Isle of Devils, as well as a telling last letter and extract from his papers.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Although best known as a playwright and novelist, Matthew 'Monk' Lewis (1775-1818) was also a Member of Parliament and had inherited estates in Jamaica. This posthumously published Journal is the record of his visits there, and of his attempts to improve the welfare of slaves.About the Author:
Judith Terry is Senior Instructor in the English Department at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Paperback. Condition: acceptable. Moderate to heavy notes, marking, highlighting, noticeable wear and tear, worn covers, crease pages. Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with any used book purchases. Seller Inventory # 0192832611_abe_ac
Book Description Oxford Paperbacks 1999-04-01, 1999. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts including access codes for textbooks. Might be an ex-library copy and contain writing/highlighting. Seller Inventory # DS-0192832611-3
Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1999. Paperback. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0192832611
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1999. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0192832611_4