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THE VICEROY OF OUIDAH.

Chatwin, Bruce.

ISBN 10: 0671412531 / ISBN 13: 9780671412531
Published by SUMMIT BOOKS. NY 1980, 1980
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First American Edition. Fine in dj. (The usual mild discoloration of upper boards) Author's SECOND book. Bookseller Inventory # 14680

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Title: THE VICEROY OF OUIDAH.

Publisher: SUMMIT BOOKS. NY 1980

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Bruce Chatwin’s debut novel:  “Conrad’s Heart of Darkness seen through a microscope” (The Atlantic)

In this vivid, powerful novel, Chatwin tells of Francisco Manoel de Silva, a poor Brazilian adventurer who sails to Dahomey in West Africa to trade for slaves and amass his fortune. His plans exceed his dreams, and soon he is the Viceroy of Ouidah, master of all slave trading in Dahomey. But the ghastly business of slave trading and the open savagery of life in Dahomey slowly consume Manoel's wealth and sanity.

About the Author:

Bruce Chatwin (1940–1989) was the author of In Patagonia, The Viceroy of Ouidah, On the Black Hill, The Songlines, and Utz. His other books are What Am I Doing Here and Anatomy of Restlessness, posthumous anthologies of shorter works, and Far Journeys, a collection of his photographs that also includes selections from his travel notebooks.

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