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Band of Angels (Voices of the South)

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Amantha Starr, born and raised by a doting father on a Kentucky plantation in the years before the Civil War, is the heroine of this powerfully dramatic novel. At her father's death Amantha learns that her mother was a slave and that she, too, is to be sold into servitude. What follows is a vast panorama of one of the most turbulent periods of American history as seen through the eyes of this star-crossed young woman. Amantha soon finds herself in New Orleans, where she spends the war years with Hamish Bond, a slave trader. At war's end, she marries Tobias Sears, a Union officer and Emersonian idealist. Despite sporadic periods of contentment; Amantha finds life with Tobias trying, and she is haunted still by her tangled past. Oh, who am I? she asks at the beginning of the novel. Only after many years, after achieving a hard-won wisdom and maturity, does she begin to understand the answer to that question. Band of Angels puts on ready display Robert Penn Warren's prodigious gifts. First published in 1955, it is one of the most searing and vivid fictional accounts of the Civil War era ever written.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807119464
Author:
Warren, Robert Penn
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Location:
Baton Rouge :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Kentucky
Subject:
Women slaves
Subject:
Plantation life
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Southern States Fiction.
Subject:
Women slaves -- Louisiana -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Voices of the South
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
375
Dimensions:
8.46x5.53x.87 in. 1.02 lbs.

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