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Crossing the Line: Early Creole Novels and Anglophone Caribbean Culture in the Age of Emancipation

Candace Ward
Format
Book
Published
Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2017.
Language
English
Variant Title
Creole novels and anglophone Caribbean culture in the age of emancipation
Series
New World Studies
ISBN
9780813940007 (cloth : alk. paper), 0813940001 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780813940014 (pbk. : alk. paper), 081394001X (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780813940021 (e-book)
Summary
"Crossing the Line examines a group of novels by white creoles -- white writers whose identities and perspectives were shaped by their experiences in Britain's Caribbean colonies. Four novels anchor the study: three anonymously published works, Montgomery; or, the West-Indian Adventurer (1812-13), Hamel, the Obeah Man (1827) and Marly; or, A Planter's Life in Jamaica (1828), and E. L. Joseph's Warner Arundell: The Adventures of a Creole (1838). Revealing the contradictions embedded in the texts' constructions of the Caribbean 'realities' they seek to dramatize, Candace Ward shows how these white creole authors gave birth to characters and enlivened settings and situations in ways that shed light on the many sociopolitical fictions that shaped life in the anglophone Atlantic" --
Contents
  • Introduction: why creole? why the novel?
  • Hortus creolensis: cultivating the creole novel
  • "A permanent revolution": time, history, and constructions of Africa in Cynric Williams's Hamel, the obeah man
  • "Lost subjects": the specter of idleness and the work of Marly; or, a planter's life in Jamaica
  • Recentering the Caribbean: revolution and the creole cosmopolis in Warner Arundell
  • Conclusion: the unfinished business of early creole (historical) novels.
Description
[13] unnumbered pages, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Print on demand copy. Original gray cloth. Gift of the University of Virginia Press, August 2017.
Technical Details
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