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Valerie Martin’s Property delivers an eerily mesmerizing inquiry into slavery’s venomous effects on the owner and the owned. The year is 1828, the setting a Louisiana sugar plantation where Manon Gaudet, pretty, bitterly intelligent, and monstrously self-absorbed, seethes under the dominion of her boorish husband. In particular his relationship with her slave Sarah, who is both his victim and his mistress.

Exploring the permutations of Manon’s own obsession with Sarah against the backdrop of an impending slave rebellion, Property unfolds with the speed and menace of heat lightning, casting a startling light from the past upon the assumptions we still make about the powerful and powerful.

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The events, tragedies, and emotional repercussons of slavery and a slave revolt in the antebellum South are seen through the eyes of Manon Gaudet, a pretty, petulant, self-absorbed slave owner, who marries the wealthy owner of a sugar planation near New Orleans, only to see her own prized slave, Sarah, become her husband's mistress. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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VALERIE MARTIN's works include the novels Mary Reilly, The Great Divorce, and Italian Fever. Her most recent book, Salvation, is a reconsideration of St. Francis's life. A native of New Orleans, Martin now lives in upstate New York.

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About the Author

VALERIE MARTIN’s works include the novels Mary Reilly, The Great Divorce, and Italian Fever. Her most recent book, Salvation, is a reconsideration of St. Francis’s life. A native of New Orleans, Martin now lives in upstate New York.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307427342
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Creator:
Valerie Martin
Author:
Martin, Valerie
Author:
Valerie Martin
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
Chemistry - Organic
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Mistresses
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040413
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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Product details 208 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307427342 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The events, tragedies, and emotional repercussons of slavery and a slave revolt in the antebellum South are seen through the eyes of Manon Gaudet, a pretty, petulant, self-absorbed slave owner, who marries the wealthy owner of a sugar planation near New Orleans, only to see her own prized slave, Sarah, become her husband's mistress. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , VALERIE MARTIN's works include the novels Mary Reilly, The Great Divorce, and Italian Fever. Her most recent book, Salvation, is a reconsideration of St. Francis's life. A native of New Orleans, Martin now lives in upstate New York.

From the Hardcover edition.

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