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Author: Victor Hugo; Chris Bongie
Publisher: Peterborough, Oontario, Canada ; Orchard Park, N.Y. : Broadview Press, 2004.
Series: Broadview editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Set in 1791, during the first months of a slave revolt that would eventually lead to the creation of the black republic of Haiti in 1804, Bug-Jargal is a tale of interracial friendship and rivalry, an account of the ties that bind a young Frenchman to one of the rebel leaders and the tragic misunderstandings that threaten to sever those ties completely." "This Broadview edition contains a critical introduction and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Hugo; Chris Bongie
ISBN: 1551114461 9781551114460
OCLC Number: 54692338
Description: 344 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroductionVictor Hugo: A Brief ChronologyA Note on the TextBug-JargalAppendix A: "Bug-Jargal" (1820)Appendix B: "The Saint Domingue Revolt" (1845)Appendix C: Politics and PoeticsReview of Sir Walter Scott's Quentin Durward (1823)Preface to Nouvelles Odes (1824)Appendix D: Contemporary ReviewsFrom Le Globe (Journal litteraire) (1826)From Le Drapeau blanc (1826)From Le Mercure du dix-neuvieme siecle (1826)From C.A. Chauvet, "Des romans de M. Victor Hugo," Revue encyclopedique (1831)From Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, "Les Romans de Victor Hugo," Journal des debats (1832)Appendix E: Historical and Cultural SourcesFrom Bryan Edwards, An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo (1797)From Pamphile de Lacroix, Memoires pour servir a l'histoire de la Revolution de Saint-Domingue (1819)From Henri Gregoire, De la litterature des negres (1808)Appendix F: Literary SourcesFrom Jean-Baptiste Picquenard, Adonis, ou Le bon negre (1798)From Jean-Baptiste Picquenard, Zoflora; or, The Generous Negro Girl (1804)Appendix G: Map of Saint DomingueWorks Cited
Series Title: Broadview editions.
Other Titles: Bug-Jargal.
Responsibility: Victor Hugo ; edited and translated by Chris Bongie.
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One of the most important works of ninteenth-century colonial fiction, and quite possibly the most sustained novelistic treatment of the Haitian Revolution by a major European author. This edition  Read more...


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