Middle Passage
ISBN: 0684855887
EAN13: 9780684855882
Language: English
Publication Date: Jul 1, 1998
Pages: 209
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 7.9" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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A Scribner Classics edition of Charles Johnson's masterpiece, winner of the National Book Award--a novel in the tradition of Billy Budd and Moby-Dick.heroic in proportion.fiction that hooks the mind (The New York Times Book Review).

It is 1830. Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave and irrepressible rogue, is desperate to escape unscrupulous bill collectors and an impending marriage to a priggish schoolteacher. He jumps aboard the first boat leaving New Orleans, the Republic, a slave ship en route to collect members of a legendary African tribe, the Allmuseri. Thus begins a daring voyage of horror and self-discovery.

Peopled with vivid and unforgettable characters, nimble in its interplay of comedy and serious ideas, this dazzling modern classic is a perfect blend of the picaresque tale, historical romance, sea yarn, slave narrative, and philosophical novel.

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