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Synopsis: In Ursa Major, Pinckney details the lives of Christian Perry, son of plantation owners Daniel and Betsy Perry, and Prophet, the son Daniel fathers by a 16 year old slave girl. Despite the barriers existing in a nineteenth century society, childhood adventures form a lifelong bond between these half brothers.
Separated from Christian, who journeys to Rome to become a priest, Prophet escapes slavery via the underground railway. Struggling with the confinement of a commitment to the cloth, Christian abandons his priestly calling and returns to the plantation, called Ursa Major, just before the outbreak of the Civil War.
After Christian and Prophet survive the war, they and their families are reunited to face the challenge of reconstruction together.
About the Author: Ms. Pinckney was born and grew up on Edisto Island, a forty mile drive from the historical city of Charleston, South Carolina. She is a Winthrop University graduate And has taken post graduate work at The Citadel, the University of Texas, and Northwest Louisiana University.
The author is highly qualified to write of the lowcountry, having experienced many of the adventures of which she writes. As she tells about pre-Civil War years, she calls upon family stories brought down through the years. Ms. Pinckney uses materials found in old family letters and documents, church records and other sources of her intense research.
Ms. Pinckney is known in the coastal area for her booklets in which she translates old familiar stories into Gullah, the dying language of the people of that culture.
Title: Ursa Major: A Tale of the Old South
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Pinckney, Mary Claire. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0934870934I5N10
Book Description Consumer Educ Research Center. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Author 0934870934 First Edition- Inscribed by Author. This is a good used copy- clean, has a good binding, good dust jacket, no other marks or notations. lz. Seller Inventory # SKU1019993
Book Description Consumer Educ Research Center, 2000. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0934870934-2-4
Book Description Consumer Educ Research Center, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0934870934