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Twilight of the dawn

Author: Elizabeth Nell Dubus
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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In 1860, widower Oliver Cannon, his children Gabriele and Tom and their Aunt Mat live harmoniously at Felicity, a 5000-acre plantation worked by 230 slaves. As acrimony builds alarmingly between the North and the South, the slavery issue divides the Cannons. Fearing that Tom may marry her octaroon slave, Veronique, Aunt Mat refuses to free the girl, despite Gabriele's entreaties. Tom, aided by his friend, Alex St.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Nell Dubus
ISBN: 0312029926 9780312029920
OCLC Number: 19123374
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by William Collins Sons & Co., Ltd., as The twilight of the dawn"--Title page verso.
Description: 443 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Elizabeth Nell Dubus.

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In 1860, widower Oliver Cannon, his children Gabriele and Tom and their Aunt Mat live harmoniously at Felicity, a 5000-acre plantation worked by 230 slaves. As acrimony builds alarmingly between the North and the South, the slavery issue divides the Cannons. Fearing that Tom may marry her octaroon slave, Veronique, Aunt Mat refuses to free the girl, despite Gabriele's entreaties. Tom, aided by his friend, Alex St. Cyr, risks everything to help Veronique escape to New Orleans. When war finally erupts, Alex becomes Gabriele's suitor, even as he witnesses the disintegration of his own wealthy family. Oliver's death and the slaves' unrest wrack Felicity, yet nothing creates as much fright and tension as the approach of Union troops.

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