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The Garies and their friends

Author: Frank J Webb; Megan Walsh; William Huntting Howell
Publisher: Peterborough, Ontario : Broadview Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Broadview editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unjustly overlooked in its own time, Frank J. Webb's novel of pre-Civil War Philadelphia weaves together action, humor, and social commentary. The Garies and Their Friends tells the story of two families struggling for different sorts of respectability: the Garies, a well-to-do interracial couple who relocate to Philadelphia from the plantation South in order to legalize their marriage, and their friends the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank J Webb; Megan Walsh; William Huntting Howell
ISBN: 9781554811519 1554811511
OCLC Number: 932262880
Notes: Originally published: London ; New York : G. Routledge & Co., 1857, "Cheap series" edition.
Description: 410 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Broadview editions.
Responsibility: Frank J. Webb ; edited by William Huntting Howell and Megan Walsh.

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