Title: Viceroy of Ouidah
Publisher: Summit Books
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition
0671412531 Fine/Fine. First Edition. First American Edition. This book and dustjacket are pristine. Obtained through a nationally recognized auction house. There are no flaws of any kind. The original price is intact. Mylar protected. Bookseller Inventory # 000306
Synopsis: 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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