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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: HECKERT, ELEANOR LOUISE. Title: Muscavado.
Description: Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1968.. 348 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "In the old Danish Virgin Islands, around the turn of the Eighteenth Century, the gulf between white plantation owner and black slave was wide and deep. Brutality on the part of th e one engendered hatred and fear in the other - and finally, a burning desire for vengeance. The night of Prince's birth, in a slave hut at Fortuna plantation, a terrible hope and a prophecy were born with him. As this exciting historical n o v e l u n folds, the fulfillment of those auguries touched many lives in many different ways. Based in part on actual people and events, 'Muscavado' is steeped in the lore and romance of the Virgin Islands of Denmark. It is a tale of forbidd e n lo ve b et w ee n the daughter of a white planation owner and a mulatto slave, where discovery meant death for both. It is the story of a desperate struggle for freedom and its savage consequences. Above all, it is the story of the workings o f a sin ist er voo do o p ro phecy and its legacy of passion, violence, terror, and despair. Today, Fortuna plantation, where Prince toiled in the cane fields, is a crumbled ruin, overgrown with thornbush. The gravestone of the woman he loved is e ro di ng a way, an d ti me has tra nsformed the violent past into an unforgettable legend. Here is a first-rate historical romance, carefully researched, giving a memorable picture of a vanished way of life." One page with dog-ear crease, light b row nin g to edges of textb loc k, t iny stain on top of textblock, minor edge wear, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, light browni ng t o in side of spi ne a nd fla p-fo lds/e dges , faint waterstain at bottom inside of spine. Very Good/Good+.
Keywords: Danish Virgin Islands, Slaves, Slavery, Slave Revolts, 18th Century, Plantations, Plantation Owners, Mulattos, Voodoo, Fortuna, Prince, Romance, Charlotte Amalie, Vengeance, St John, Thomas.
Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 22006
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