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Viceroy of Ouidah Chatwin, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 0671412531 / ISBN 13: 9780671412531
Condition: Collectible; Very Good Hardcover
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[With Mapplethorpe Review Photograph] New York: Summit Books, 1980. Hardcover in illustrated jacket. First American Edition; 155 pages with map-decorated end pages; Chatwin's narrative of the exploits of the Brazilian adventurer, Francisco Manoel, in the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the early 19th Century based on historical documents. 3 review documents including Mapplethorpe portrait of author laid in protected jacket. Light stain to fore-edge, else very good overall condition. NOT EX-LIBRARY. Bookseller Inventory # 0L-7UMV-PSRS

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Title: Viceroy of Ouidah Chatwin, Bruce

Binding: Dec 01, 1980

Book Condition:Collectible; Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st 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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