A dugout canoe comes ashore on the island of Saint-Barthelemy in the Antilles; in it are a black man, Arsene, and a sleeping white child, Sarah. Seeking refuge, they are taken in by a good man, but the overseer of his plantation threatens both Arsene and Sarah with the loss of their freedom. Deborah Jenson and Doris Kadish introduce Sarah , an 1821 novella by Desbordes-Valmore, explaining its autobiographical background, political context (the revolt of blacks against Napoleon's soldiers), and literary genre ...

Sarah: The Original French Text 2008, Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781603290265


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