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Abe : a Novel

Author: Richard Slotkin
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2001, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Owl books edView all editions and formats
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A brilliant work of historical imagination, Abe immerses the reader in the isolating poverty and difficult circumstances that shaped Abraham Lincoln's character. Marked by his mother's horrible death and the struggle to keep reading and learning in the face of his father's fierce disapproval, Richard Slotkin's Lincoln comes of age during a dramatic flatboat journey down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Slotkin
ISBN: 080506639X 9780805066395
OCLC Number: 1001476911
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: ©2000.
"A John Macrae/Owl book."
Description: xi, 478 pages : pbk. ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Abe : Novel of the Young Lincoln
Responsibility: Richard Slotkin.

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A brilliant work of historical imagination, Abe immerses the reader in the isolating poverty and difficult circumstances that shaped Abraham Lincoln's character. Marked by his mother's horrible death and the struggle to keep reading and learning in the face of his father's fierce disapproval, Richard Slotkin's Lincoln comes of age during a dramatic flatboat journey down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans. Along the way, Lincoln and his companions see slavery firsthand and experience the violence and the pleasures of frontier settlements and the cities of Natchez and New Orleans. Transformed by what he has seen and done, Lincoln returns to make his final break with his father and to step out of the wilderness into New Salem and history.

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