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Clotel A Narrative of Slave Life by William Wells Brown

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Published by Irvington Publishers .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL11296351M
ISBN 100891977015
ISBN 109780891977018

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  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. Through this central character we witness the struggles of a person of mixed race in dealing with their split identity in a racially divided : Standard Publications, Incorporated. Clotel [Brown, William Wells] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Clotel/5(4).   The novel tells the story of Clotel and Althesa, the fictional daughters of Thomas Jefferson and his mixed-race slave. Like the popular and entertaining public lectures that Brown gave in England and America, Clotel is a series of startling, attention-grabbing narrative “attractions.” Brown creates in this novel a delivery system for these attractions in an effort to Brand: Dreamscape Media.

A fast-paced and harrowing tale of slavery and freedom, of the hypocrisies of a nation founded on democratic principles, "Clotel: or the President's Daughter" is more than a sensationalist novel. It is a founding text of the African American novelistic tradition, a brilliantly composed and richly detailed exploration of human relations in a new world in which race is a cultural construct.4/4(18). 9 rows    Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Cited by: Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter, published in by former slave William Wells Brown, is considered the first African-American novel. Drawing on what were, in the 19th century, rumors that Thomas Jefferson had children with his slave Sally Hemings, the novel follows the slave Clotel and her family as they are sold to different masters.   Clotel - Ebook written by William Wells Brown. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Clotel.

First published in December , Clotel was written amid then unconfirmed rumors that Thomas Jefferson had fathered children with one of his slaves. 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. A fast-paced and harrowing tale of slavery and freedom, of the hypocrisies of a nation founded on democratic principles, Clotel is more than a sensationalist ed on: Novem About Clotel. 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.