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Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Vintage Classics)

 
 
 
 
Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Vintage Classics)
Author: Willa Cather
ISBN 13: 9780307739650
ISBN 10: 307739651
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2010-12-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $14.00
 
 

In her final novel, Willa Cather departed from her usual Great Plains settings to plumb the turbulent relationships between slaves and their owners in the antebellum South.

Sapphira and the Slave Girl
is set in Virginia just before the Civil War. Sapphira is a slave owner who feels she has come down in the world and channels her resentments into jealousy of her beautiful mulatto slave, Nancy. Sapphira’s daughter Rachel, an abolitionist, opposes her mother’s increasingly shocking attempts to persecute Nancy. The struggles of these three strong-willed women provide rich material for Cather’s narrative art and psychological insight.