The Resource Georges, Alexandre Dumas ; a new translation by Tina A. Kover ; edited with an introduction and notes, by Werner Sollors ; foreword by Jamaica Kincaid

Georges, Alexandre Dumas ; a new translation by Tina A. Kover ; edited with an introduction and notes, by Werner Sollors ; foreword by Jamaica Kincaid

Label
Georges
Title
Georges
Statement of responsibility
Alexandre Dumas ; a new translation by Tina A. Kover ; edited with an introduction and notes, by Werner Sollors ; foreword by Jamaica Kincaid
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Georges Munier is a sensitive boy growing up in the nineteenth century on the island of Mauritius. The son of a wealthy mulatto, Pierre Munier, Georges regularly sees how his father's courage is tempered by a sense of inferiority before whites and Georges vows that he will be different." "When Georges matures into a man committed to "moral superiority mixed with physical strength," the stage is set for a conflict with the island's rich and powerful plantation owner, Monsieur de Malmedie, and a forbidden romance with Sara, the beautiful woman engaged to Malmedie's son." "Swordplay, a slave rebellion, a harrowing escape, and a vow of vengeance - Georges is unmistakably the work of the master who wrote The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. Yet it stands apart as the only book Dumas ever wrote that confronts the subject of race - a potent topic, since Dumas was of African ancestry himself." "This edition also features a Foreword by Jamaica Kincaid and an Introduction and notes by Werner Sollors, who addresses key themes such as colonialism, racism, African slavery, and interracial intimacy."--Jacket
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DLC
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1802-1870
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Dumas, Alexandre
Dewey number
843/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2227.G4
LC item number
E5 2007
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kover, Tina A
  • Sollors, Werner
Series statement
Modern library of the world's best books
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  • Mauritius
  • Blacks
  • Plantation life
  • Slave trade
  • Blacks
  • Plantation life
  • Slave trade
  • France
  • Mauritius
Label
Georges, Alexandre Dumas ; a new translation by Tina A. Kover ; edited with an introduction and notes, by Werner Sollors ; foreword by Jamaica Kincaid
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 304)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Modern Library ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033652595
Label
Georges, Alexandre Dumas ; a new translation by Tina A. Kover ; edited with an introduction and notes, by Werner Sollors ; foreword by Jamaica Kincaid
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 304)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Modern Library ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033652595

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