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Clotel, or, The president"s daughter

by William Wells Brown

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Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English

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

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-285).

    Other titlesClotel, President"s daughter
    StatementWilliam Wells Brown ; edited with an introduction and notes by M. Giulia Fabi.
    GenreFiction.
    ContributionsFabi, M. Giulia
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS1139.B9 C53 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxii, 285 p. ;
    Number of Pages285
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3687938M
    ISBN 100142437727
    LC Control Number2003053661

    In the novel, Clotel; or The President’s Daughter, William Wells Brown projects an abolitionist viewpoint that emphasizes the depraved and damaging effects of slavery on the black family. The prominent character type in Brown’s work is of the abused, degraded . it. Clotel was sold for fifteen hundred dollars, but her purchaser was Horatio Green. Thus closed a Negro sale, at which two daughters of Thomas Jefferson, the writer of the Declaration of American Independence, and one of the presidents of the great republic, were disposed of to the highest bidder! "O God! my every heart-string cries.

    Clotel Or The Presidents Daughter by William Wells Brown available in Trade Paperback on , also read synopsis and reviews. The first novel ever published by an African American, this incendiary, passionate tale is about. 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 gender, race Price: $

    The President's Daughter is a book by Nan Britton describing her six-year relationship with Warren G. Harding, the President of the United States from –, during which they conceived a child in The book is considered the first popular best-selling kiss-and-tell American political autobiography published in the United States and caused a sensation when it was released. William Wells Brown () is credited with being the first African American novelist. His work "Clotel; Or, The President's Daughter" is a groundbreaking piece of American fiction. The long untouched subject matter of mixed race identity during the antebellum South is /5(2).


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His most ambitious work, Clotel; or, the President’s Daughter (), the first novel written by an African American, purports to be the history of Thomas Jefferson’s black daughters and granddaughters.

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It is often considered the first African-American novel. This novel focuses on the difficult lives of mulattoes in America and the "degraded and immoral condition of the relation of master and slave in the USA" (Brown)/5(K).

Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States is an novel by the author and playwright William Wells Brown. Set in the early 19th century, it is the story of Clotel and her sister Althesa, who are fictional slave daughters of Thomas Jefferson.

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.

Year Published: Language: English Country of Origin: United States of America Source: Brown, W. ().Clotel; or, The President'sEngland. Clotel is considered the first African American novel. Its publication in is remarkably early compared to the publication of the first southern novel, John Pendleton Kennedy 's Swallow Barn, or, a Sojourn in the Old Dominion, in Considering that whites arrived in Jamestown intwelve years earlier than blacks, and the oppression, slavery, and denial that Africans in America.

Author William Wells Brown was an escaped slave from Kentucky active on the anti-slavery circuit. He published Clotel in London, where he stayed to evade recapture under the Fugitive Slave Act.

The book is considered the first novel published by an African American/5(2).About Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter.

Born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he escaped at age nineteen, William Wells Brown refashioned himself first as an agent of the Underground Railroad and then as an antislavery activist and self-taught orator and author, eventually becoming a foundational figure of African American literature.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 novel.