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Georges (Modern Library) free pdf Long out of print in America, Alexandre Dumas's most daring narrative is now available in this major new translation by Tina A. Kover. Filled with intrigue, romance, and deadly vengeance, "Georges" is the story of a wealthy mulatto boy who is driven from his island home by racist landowners. Returning to Mauritius as an accomplished young man, Georges pits his strength against a powerful plantation owner, leading a dramatic slave uprising and claiming the heart of a beautiful white woman. "Georges" stands apart as the only book by Dumas that explores the potent subject of race.
Praise for "Georges: "
"A rousing and vivid adventure . . . packed with action and atmosphere."
"-The Columbus Dispatch
"A remarkable discovery . . . We are indebted to Werner Sollors and Jamaica Kincaid for providing us with a critical lens for the journey Dumas has created out of his own generous and expansive imagination."
-Rudolph P. Byrd, Emory University

"As compelling and relevant today as it was back in the 1840s, when it was first published."
-Adrienne Kennedy, author of "Funnyhouse of a Negro"

About Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (1802-70), one of the most popular writers of all time, is the author of T"he Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers," and "The Knight of Maison-Rouge "(all available from the Modern Library), along with dozens of other works of every genre. His remains were recently removed to the Pantheon, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a French writer. Tina A. Kover has worked as a translator in the United States and Europe for more than ten years. Her first literary translation, George Sand's "The Black City, " was published in 2004. Werner Sollors teaches African American studies, English, and comparative literature at Harvard University. He is the author of "Beyond Ethnicity: Consent and Descent in American Culture "and "Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature "and editor of "Theories of Ethnicity: A Classical Reader- The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans as Told by Themselves "and "An Anthology of Interracial Literature: Black-White Contacts in the Old World and the New." Jamaica Kincaid is the acclaimed author of many books, including "Annie John, A Small Place, " and "Lucy." She lives in Vermont. "From the Hardcover edition."

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Author : Alexandre Dumas
Publisher : Modern Library Inc
Data Published : 01 September 2008
ISBN : 0812975898
EAN : 9780812975895
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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