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ISBN-10: 0767918452
ISBN-13: 9780767918459
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publish Date: 09/14/2004
Dimensions: 8.26" L, 5.54" W, 1.06" H

The Quest of the Silver Fleece

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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 Norris s “The Pit” and Upton Sinclair s “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 America s views on race, Du Bois presents a sprawling and provocative work that continues to engage readers and inspire debate among literary scholars today.”

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ISBN-10: 0767918452
ISBN-13: 9780767918459
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publish Date: 09/14/2004
Dimensions: 8.26" L, 5.54" W, 1.06" H
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