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Beatrice Chancy

Author: George Elliott Clarke
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. ; Custer, WA : Polestar, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beatrice Chancy is set in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia in the year 1801. Beatrice is the daughter of a black slave woman who was raped by her white master. Raised in the master's household, Beatrice is beautiful, clever, kind and cultured - her father's prize possesion. As her story opens, Beatrice is sixteen and freshly returned from a convent school where she was sent "to copy white ladies' ways." Her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clarke, George Elliott.
Beatrice Chancy.
Victoria, B.C. ; Custer, WA : Polestar, ©1999
(OCoLC)607335336
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Elliott Clarke
ISBN: 1896095941 9781896095943
OCLC Number: 40813731
Description: 157 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Responsibility: George Elliott Clarke.
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"Beatrice Chancy is set in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia in the year 1801. Beatrice is the daughter of a black slave woman who was raped by her white master. Raised in the master's household, Beatrice is beautiful, clever, kind and cultured - her father's prize possesion. As her story opens, Beatrice is sixteen and freshly returned from a convent school where she was sent "to copy white ladies' ways." Her declaration of love for a slave sparks tension that culminates in a monstrous act: the rape of Beatrice by her own father, Francis Chancy. From here, violence begets violence until Chancy is killed and Beatrice is hanged for his death."--Jacket.

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