Me: A Book of Remembrance (Banner Books)

2.64 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780878059928: Me: A Book of Remembrance (Banner Books)

Ironically, Winnifred Eaton published most of her works under a Japanese-sounding name, Onoto Watanna, but she was of Chinese ancestry.

In Me: Book of Rembrance her narrator is called Nora Ascouth, but in the plot, as Nora journeys from her birthplace in Canada to the West Indies and to the United States, Eaton recounts her own early life and writing career. One of sixteen children, Nora leaves her destitute family in Quebec to earn a living. Only seventeen and with ten dollars in her pocket she sets sail for Jamaica and the chance to do newspaper work. Nora ends up in Chicago, moving from job to job, trying all along to sell stories she writes in her spare time. When she discovers that the man with whom she is in love is married, she moves to New York and gains achievement as a novelist. Against this nineteenth-century sensibility of Nora's search for success and love, Eaton conveys the powerlessness of the typical young woman of the working class. Her autobiographical plotline discloses a remarkable secret, Eaton's reticence about her own half-Chinese ancestry.

Despite the silence of the text, Me: A Book of Rembrance reveals turn-of-the-century views on race, gender, and class. In Jamaica Nora describes the racial inequities and disparities. Moreover, when she says, "I myself was dark and foreign-looking, but the blond type I adored," she reveals the extent of her own internalized oppression. Although the author believes her own mixed ancestry precludes prejudice on her part, the text proves otherwise. Like other ethnic immigrants, Nora is indoctrinated into America's Anglo preference.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

A Chinese-Eurasian's autobiographical novel tracing a woman's dual quest for a writing career and romance

About the Author:

Winnifred Eaton (1875-1954) was born in Montreal but lived most of her life in New York, Hollywood, and Calgary.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Eaton, Winnifred
Published by University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 10: 087805992X ISBN 13: 9780878059928
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 087805992X Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # Z087805992XZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Winnifred Eaton
Published by Rethink Press, United Kingdom (1997)
ISBN 10: 087805992X ISBN 13: 9780878059928
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rethink Press, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Ironically, Winnifred Eaton published most of her works under a Japanese-sounding name, Onoto Watanna, but she was of Chinese ancestry. In Me: Book of Rembrance her narrator is called Nora Ascouth, but in the plot, as Nora journeys from her birthplace in Canada to the West Indies and to the United States, Eaton recounts her own early life and writing career. One of sixteen children, Nora leaves her destitute family in Quebec to earn a living. Only seventeen and with ten dollars in her pocket she sets sail for Jamaica and the chance to do newspaper work. Nora ends up in Chicago, moving from job to job, trying all along to sell stories she writes in her spare time. When she discovers that the man with whom she is in love is married, she moves to New York and gains achievement as a novelist. Against this nineteenth-century sensibility of Nora s search for success and love, Eaton conveys the powerlessness of the typical young woman of the working class. Her autobiographical plotline discloses a remarkable secret, Eaton s reticence about her own half-Chinese ancestry. Despite the silence of the text, Me: A Book of Rembrance reveals turn-of-the-century views on race, gender, and class. In Jamaica Nora describes the racial inequities and disparities. Moreover, when she says, I myself was dark and foreign-looking, but the blond type I adored, she reveals the extent of her own internalized oppression. Although the author believes her own mixed ancestry precludes prejudice on her part, the text proves otherwise. Like other ethnic immigrants, Nora is indoctrinated into America s Anglo preference. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780878059928

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Winnifred Eaton
Published by Rethink Press, United Kingdom (1997)
ISBN 10: 087805992X ISBN 13: 9780878059928
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rethink Press, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Ironically, Winnifred Eaton published most of her works under a Japanese-sounding name, Onoto Watanna, but she was of Chinese ancestry. In Me: Book of Rembrance her narrator is called Nora Ascouth, but in the plot, as Nora journeys from her birthplace in Canada to the West Indies and to the United States, Eaton recounts her own early life and writing career. One of sixteen children, Nora leaves her destitute family in Quebec to earn a living. Only seventeen and with ten dollars in her pocket she sets sail for Jamaica and the chance to do newspaper work. Nora ends up in Chicago, moving from job to job, trying all along to sell stories she writes in her spare time. When she discovers that the man with whom she is in love is married, she moves to New York and gains achievement as a novelist. Against this nineteenth-century sensibility of Nora s search for success and love, Eaton conveys the powerlessness of the typical young woman of the working class. Her autobiographical plotline discloses a remarkable secret, Eaton s reticence about her own half-Chinese ancestry. Despite the silence of the text, Me: A Book of Rembrance reveals turn-of-the-century views on race, gender, and class. In Jamaica Nora describes the racial inequities and disparities. Moreover, when she says, I myself was dark and foreign-looking, but the blond type I adored, she reveals the extent of her own internalized oppression. Although the author believes her own mixed ancestry precludes prejudice on her part, the text proves otherwise. Like other ethnic immigrants, Nora is indoctrinated into America s Anglo preference. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9780878059928

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Winnifred Eaton
Published by Rethink Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 087805992X ISBN 13: 9780878059928
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rethink Press, 1997. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780878059928

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Winnifred Eaton
Published by Rethink Press, United Kingdom (1997)
ISBN 10: 087805992X ISBN 13: 9780878059928
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rethink Press, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Ironically, Winnifred Eaton published most of her works under a Japanese-sounding name, Onoto Watanna, but she was of Chinese ancestry. In Me: Book of Rembrance her narrator is called Nora Ascouth, but in the plot, as Nora journeys from her birthplace in Canada to the West Indies and to the United States, Eaton recounts her own early life and writing career. One of sixteen children, Nora leaves her destitute family in Quebec to earn a living. Only seventeen and with ten dollars in her pocket she sets sail for Jamaica and the chance to do newspaper work. Nora ends up in Chicago, moving from job to job, trying all along to sell stories she writes in her spare time. When she discovers that the man with whom she is in love is married, she moves to New York and gains achievement as a novelist. Against this nineteenth-century sensibility of Nora s search for success and love, Eaton conveys the powerlessness of the typical young woman of the working class. Her autobiographical plotline discloses a remarkable secret, Eaton s reticence about her own half-Chinese ancestry. Despite the silence of the text, Me: A Book of Rembrance reveals turn-of-the-century views on race, gender, and class. In Jamaica Nora describes the racial inequities and disparities. Moreover, when she says, I myself was dark and foreign-looking, but the blond type I adored, she reveals the extent of her own internalized oppression. Although the author believes her own mixed ancestry precludes prejudice on her part, the text proves otherwise. Like other ethnic immigrants, Nora is indoctrinated into America s Anglo preference. Bookseller Inventory # TNP9780878059928

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Winnifred Eaton
Published by University Press of Mississippi (1997)
ISBN 10: 087805992X ISBN 13: 9780878059928
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M087805992X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Eaton, Winnifred
Published by University Press of Mississippi (2016)
ISBN 10: 087805992X ISBN 13: 9780878059928
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780878059928_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.13
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Winnifred Eaton
Published by Rethink Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 087805992X ISBN 13: 9780878059928
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rethink Press, 1997. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9780878059928

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.90
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Eaton, Winnifred
Published by University Press of Mississippi 4/1/1997 (1997)
ISBN 10: 087805992X ISBN 13: 9780878059928
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi 4/1/1997, 1997. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Me: A Book of Remembrance. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780878059928

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Winnifred Eaton
Published by University Press of Mississippi (1997)
ISBN 10: 087805992X ISBN 13: 9780878059928
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 1997. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # GM9780878059928

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book