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Clotel

William Wells Brown

Clotel

or, The President"s daughter: a narrative of slave life in the United States.

by William Wells Brown

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Published by Gregg Press in Upper Saddle River, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Southern States
    • Subjects:
    • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Relations with women -- Fiction,
    • African American families -- Fiction,
    • Children of presidents -- Fiction,
    • African American women -- Fiction,
    • Illegitimate children -- Fiction,
    • Racially mixed people -- Fiction,
    • Women slaves -- Fiction,
    • Southern States -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      Reprint of the 1853 ed.

      Other titlesPresident"s daughter.
      StatementWith a sketch of the author"s life.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.B8199 Cl10, PS1139.B9 Cl10
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 245 p.
      Number of Pages245
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4909965M
      ISBN 100839501769
      LC Control Number76078569

      Clotel by William Wells Brown, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Clotel: William Wells Brown: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5(K). Clotel returns to Richmond, VA, where police finally catch up with her and put her in jail. Chapter Clotel escapes from jail, but is pursued across the bridge over the Potomac River. Finally cornered, she leaps into the water and is drowned, rather than be captured. This was based on a poem based on an actual incident. Chapter

      Clotel; or, The President's Daughter (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved , I laid out 6d. for a spelling–book, and the other 6d. for sugar candy or barley sugar. Well, now, you will all say that the one 6d. for the spelling–book was well laid out; and I am of opinion that the other was well laid out too; for the family in which I. Clotel or The President's Daughter (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science) Published November 18th by Dover Publications Kindle Edition, pagesCited by:

      The first novel published by an African American, Clotel takes up the story, in circulation at the time, that Thomas Jefferson fathered an illegitimate mulatto daughter who was sold into slavery. Powerfully reimagining this story, and weaving together a variety of contemporary source materials, Brown fills the novel with daring escapes and encounters, as well as searing 1/5(1). Originally published in , Clotel is the first novel by an African American. William Wells Brown, a contemporary of Frederick Douglass, was well known for his abolitionist activities. In Clotel, the author focuses on the experiences of a slave woman: Brown treats the themes of Price: $


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We now know, through DNA testing, that those rumors were true -- but the author could only go on supposition/5. Clotel, novel by William Wells Brown, first published in England in Brown revised it three times for publication in the United States—serially and in book form—each time changing the plot, the title, and the names of characters.

Clotel; or, The President's Daughter is an novel by United States author and playwright William Wells Brown, an escaped slave from Kentucky who was active on Cited by:   In “Clotel”, we follow the story of Clotel, a mixed-race daughter of Thomas Jefferson.

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The story begins with the auction of his mistress, here called Currer, and their two daughters, Clotel and Althesa/5(13). Escaping from the slave dealer, Clotel returns to Virginia disguised as a white man in order to rescue her daughter, Mary, a slave in her father's house.

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The first novel published by an African American, Clotel takes up the story, in circulation at the time, that Thomas Jefferson fathered an illegitimate mulatto daughter who was sold into slavery. Clotel: Or, The President’s Daughter, A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is principally about the fate of an African American female slave, Clotel, who is described by William Wells.

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FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : Simon & Brown. Drawing heavily upon the conventions of sentimental fiction, Clotel also is considered one of the earliest novels of passing—that is, a novel in which a character with African American heritage passes as white in order to escape slavery and/or enjoy greater opportunities.

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When the book was published, Brown himself was legally the property of someone else within the United States, having escaped from slavery in Kentucky when he was younger. In the story President Thomas Jefferson and his former .Clotel was sixteen, and was admitted by all to be the most beautiful girl, coloured or white, in the city.

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