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Quest of the Silver Fleece

A Novel

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Kurzbeschreibung

Originally published in 1911, The Quest of the Silver Fleece was the first novel to come from world-famous sociologist and civil-rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois. A controversial title of its time, the novel chronicles the complex interactions between Northern financing and Southern politics as it follows the story of free-spirited Zora, child of a Southern swamp, and her romance with Yankee-educated Bles, who will eventually face the opportunity to claim political power through corrupt means. In the middle of it all is the silver fleece, a crop of cotton rich with meaning and symbolism. In the tradition of other incendiary novels that explore market forces at the turn of the century, such as Frank Norriss The Pit and Upton Sinclairs The Jungle, The Quest of the Silver Fleece was seen as an economic study by Du Bois, yet it was also a romantic and otherwordly saga, loosely based on the Greek myth from which it takes its name. Using literary conventions to expose and oppose Americas views on race, Du Bois presents a sprawling and provocative work that continues to engage readers and inspire debate among literary scholars today.

Details

Titel: Quest of the Silver Fleece
Autoren/Herausgeber: W.E.B. Dubois
Aus der Reihe: Harlem Moon Classics

ISBN/EAN: 9780307823212

Seitenzahl: 400
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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