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Margaret Walker, 1915-1998

Book - 1999

"Classic and true story of Vyry; the child of a white plantation owner and his black mistress, a southern Civil War heroine to rival Scarlett O'Hara. Vyry bears witness to the South's antebellum opulence and to its brutality, its wartime ruin, and the promises of Reconstruction." -- Back cover.

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Published
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin 1999, c1966.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed
Language
English
Item Description
"A Mariner book."
Originally published: 1966.
Physical Description
xiii, 497 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN
0395924952
9780395924952
Main Author
Margaret Walker, 1915-1998 (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

This 50th anniversary edition of Walker's formerly out-of-print novel tells the story of the child of a white plantation owner and a black enslaved woman, with a foreword by poet Nikki Giovanni. Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A novel based on the life of the author's great-grandmother follows the story of Vyry, the child of a white plantation owner and one of his slaves, through the years of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Originally a story passed down verbally through the generations, the author of For My People draws on thirty years of research to bring to life the true tale of Vyry, a child born of a white plantation owner and his black mistress, into the painful light of our modern times. Reprint.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Here is the classic--and true--story of Vyry, the child of a white plantation owner and his black mistress, a Southern Civil War heroine to rival Scarlett O'Hara. Vyry bears witness to the South's prewar opulence and its brutality, to its wartime ruin and the subsequent promise of Reconstruction. It is a story that Margaret Walker heard as a child from her grandmother, the real Vyry's daughter. The author spent thirty years researching the novel so that the world might know the intelligent, strong, and brave black woman called Vyry. The phenomenal acclaim this best-selling book has achieved from readers black and white, young and old, attests to her success.