Dimensions: 6.0in. x 5.0in. x 1.1in.First published in 1853 amidst rumors that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with one of his slaves, Clotel is a fictional chronicle of one such child. After Jeffersons death, his mistress and her two daughters are auctioned. One daughter, Clotel, is purchased by a white man from Virginia who impregnates her. Despite the promise of marriage, Clotel is instead sold to another man and separated from her daughter. After escaping from the slave dealer, Clotel returnss to Virginia to reunite with her daughter - now a slave in her fathers house. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: First published in 1853 amidst rumors that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with one of his slaves Clotel is a fictional chronicle of one such child After Jefferson s death his mistress and her two daughters are auctioned One daughter Clotel is purchased by a white man from Virginia who impregnates her Despite the promise of marriage Clotel is instead sold to another man and separated from her daughter After escaping from the slave dealer Clotel returns to Virginia to reunite with her daughter now a slave in her father s house
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The first novel published by an African American, Clotel takes up the story, in circulation at the time, that Thomas Jefferson fathered an illegitimate mulatto daughter who was sold into slavery. Powerfully reimagining this story, and weaving together a variety of contemporary source materials, Brown fills the novel with daring escapes and encounters, as well as searing depictions of the American slave trade. An innovative and challenging work of literary invention, Clotel is receiving much renewed attention today.
William Wells Brown, though born into slavery, escaped to become one of the most prominent reformers of the nineteenth century and one of the earliest historians of the black experience. This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition reproduces the first, 1853, edition of Clotel and includes, as did that edition, his autobiographical narrative, "The Life and Escape of William Wells Brown," plus newly written notes.
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Binding: No binding
Book Condition: New
Book Description Dreamscape Media Llc, 2014. CMD. Condition: Brand New. mp3 una edition. 5.04x6.04x1.13 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1629232866