“Michael J. Drexler’s splendidly documented, richly contextualized edition of Leonora Sansay’s Secret History and Laura is indispensable to anyone studying the. The opening sentence of Leonora Sansay’s epistolary novel, Secret History: during the early years of the Haitian Revolution.1 As a “secret history,” the novel. In this splendid edition, Michael Drexler republishes two strange and important narratives by the Philadelphia-based author Leonora Sansay. The first, Secret.
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Eventually Sansay made her way to Jamaica and back to Philadelphia. What Mary describes here and throughout her letters is that even as mulatto and white Creole women compete with one another, the romantic relationships they form with white men are quite distinct. June 11, ISBN: I have taught the edition with good success to classes of advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
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D’Avergne [sic], say every thing that the sincerest respect would prompt. Book titles OR Journal titles. Drexler’s edition of Secret History and Laura, pp.
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Holy Experiment that Sansay was “mysterious and will remain mysterious,” adding “Discreet historians wansay abandoned her in despair on the principles that if you ignore something it won’t bite you” p.
With its meticulous editing, clear and insightful introduction, and invaluable appendices, this new edition will go a long way toward placing these texts in the prominent light they deserve. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: While recent criticism hostory debated the appropriate generic label for Sansay’s extraordinarily slippery text as well as its place within the archive of materials on the Haitian Revolution, there has been relatively little histpry contextualizing Sansay’s comparative assessments of various classes of women in Saint-Domingue.
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The third novel, A Stranger in Mexicois promoted, though no copies have been found. This fact, now so obvious, is deeply disturbing and revelatory for Mary and Clara. Both compete for white men’s affections as well as the prestige, wealth, and consumer goods that such relationships bring. Learn more about ebooks here. A clear and cogent introduction makes the book a particular pleasure to teach to the former group Secret History is also a fascinating formal creation.
It is unknown why or when Sansay traveled to England, but she appears to have died there.
Secret History; or, The Horrors of St. Domingo and Laura
Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. After departing Haiti, Leonora and Louis lived for a time in Cuba. Contact Contact Us Help.
The flyleaf for “Zelica, the Crole” advertises the author’s other works as follows: Journal of the Early Republic. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
Each subsequent letter after Louis’ first one manifested increasing anxiety on his part about Leonora.
Both were published in London, but indicate that they were transmitted from Lfonora. Broadview’s ebooks run on the industry-standard Adobe Digital Editions platform.