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All Souls' Rising : A Novel of Haiti (1)
by Madison Smartt Bell


Overview - "A serious historical novel that reads like a dream." -- The Washington Post Book World

"One of the most spohisticated fictional treatments of the enduring themes of class, color, and freedom." -- San Francisco Chronicle

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This first installment of the epic Haitian trilogy brings to life a decisive moment in the history of race, class, and colonialism.  Read more...


 
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Overview
"A serious historical novel that reads like a dream." --The Washington Post Book World

"One of the most spohisticated fictional treatments of the enduring themes of class, color, and freedom." --San Francisco Chronicle

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PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FINALIST

This first installment of the epic Haitian trilogy brings to life a decisive moment in the history of race, class, and colonialism. The slave uprising in Haiti was a momentous contribution to the tide of revolution that swept over the Western world at the end of the 1700s. A brutal rebellion that strove to overturn a vicious system of slavery, the uprising successfully transformed Haiti from a European colony to the world's first Black republic. From the center of this horrific maelstrom, the heroic figure of Toussaint Louverture-a loyal, literate slave and both a devout Catholic and Vodouisant-emerges as the man who will take the merciless fires of violence and vengeance and forge a revolutionary war fueled by liberty and equality.

Bell assembles a kaleidoscopic portrait of this seminal movement through a tableau of characters that encompass black, white, male, female, rich, poor, free and enslaved. Pulsing with brilliant detail, All Soul's Rising provides a visceral sense of the pain, terror, confusion, and triumph of revolution.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781400076536
  • ISBN-10: 1400076536
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: November 2004
  • Page Count: 560
  • Dimensions: 8.06 x 5.24 x 0.99 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.92 pounds


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