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Clarence and Corinne, or God's Way : Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers (Hardcover) - Mrs. A. E. Johnson

Clarence and Corinne, or God's Way

Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 14th April 1988
ISBN: 9780195052640
Number Of Pages: 240

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Published in 1890, this novel reflects the social reform ideology of the US women's movement in the late nineteenth century. Its theme is the destructive effect of the 'demon' alcohol on the family. The Baptist Messenger, a black religious publication, called it 'one of the silent, yet powerful agents at work to break down unreasonable prejudice, which is a hindrance to both races.'

"Spillars points out in her introduction that as a 'didactic narrative of the family,' the book fits into the reform programs of the late nineteenth-century women's movement. In a text punctuated with Bible passages and moral aphorisms, the narrative chronicles the gradual process by which alcohol disrupts and destroys the Burton family and makes orphans of the two protagonists. While admits that the novel does not satisfy post-modernist reader expectations for ambiguity and textual complexity, she believes its final exhortation for a new social order is one that readers will find surprisingly contemporary."--The Women's Review of Books "Spillars points out in her introduction that as a 'didactic narrative of the family,' the book fits into the reform programs of the late nineteenth-century women's movement. In a text punctuated with Bible passages and moral aphorisms, the narrative chronicles the gradual process by which alcohol disrupts and destroys the Burton family and makes orphans of the two protagonists. While admits that the novel does not satisfy post-modernist reader expectations for ambiguity and textual complexity, she believes its final exhortation for a new social order is one that readers will find surprisingly contemporary."--The Women's Review of Books

ISBN: 9780195052640
ISBN-10: 0195052641
Series: Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 14th April 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 12.37  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.26