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ISBN:
0679744673
Author:
Lorene Cary
Category:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage; Reprint edition (June 11, 1996)
Pages:
336 pages
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1243 kb
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1986 kb
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1723 kb
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Rating:
4.5
Votes:
987


With The Price of a Child, Lorene Cary has produced a generous, sardonic, full-blooded work of fiction. Cary's passionate, intelligent prose and her assured command of historical events as they sweep across individual lives recall Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy.

With The Price of a Child, Lorene Cary has produced a generous, sardonic, full-blooded work of fiction. The Price of a Child marks the emergence of a powerful voice in American fiction. Paula L. Woods, Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Price of a Child opens in the fall of 1855 In a remarkable feat of historical empathy, Lorene Cary has created an authentic American heroine .

The Price of a Child opens in the fall of 1855. A Virginia planter is on his way to assume a diplomatic post in Nicaragua, accompanied by his cook, Ginnie, and two of her children (one of whom is his). In a remarkable feat of historical empathy, Lorene Cary has created an authentic American heroine - a woman who finds voice for the appalling loss and bitterness of her past, and who creates within herself a new humanity and an uncompromising freedom. Her previous book, Black Ice, was published in 1991 and chosen by the American Library Association as one of its Notable Books for 1992.

Background: Philadelphian Lorene Cary's The Price of a Child is a novel set in Pre-Civil War Philadelphia in 1855. This is the story of a young female slave who escapes from her owner while traveling through Philadelphia and uses the Underground Railroad to find freedom, reclaiming her voice and her life. It could be because of something they heard about the book or just curiosity. Very few people does this because when they aren’t very interested, they give up on the book. From interesting to suspenseful to boring to interesting again, Lorene Cary’s novel The Price of a Child tells about a family who was able to become free.

In 1995, Cary published her first novel, The Price of a Child. Cary said she believe these twelve stories of daring escapes "allow our 21st-century minds to imagine actively the inner lives of enslaved people – and put ourselves in their places, not. with shame, but compassion and respect.

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In 1855, a Southern slave abandons her child to obtain freedom. She is Ginnie of Virginia who escapes while with her master in Philadelphia. The novel portrays her hiding from slave catchers, agonizing over the son she left behind and reinventing herself as Mercer Grey to become a famous abolitionist. By the author of Black Ice.

With Price of a Child-the story of Ginnie Pryor (cook, mistress and servant to a Virginia planter) .

With Price of a Child-the story of Ginnie Pryor (cook, mistress and servant to a Virginia planter) and her struggle with slavery in 1855-Cary continues has created a work that elevates the reputation she created with Black Ice, her memoir which won her comparisons to Maya Angelou and Richard Wright.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. An intimate, gripping novel of the antebellum Underground Railroad, based on the true story of a valiant Philadelphia freedwoman - the first novel we have had from the author of Black Ice, the stunning memoir (. . An intimate, gripping novel of the antebellum Underground Railroad, based on the true story of a valiant Philadelphia freedwoman - the first novel we have had from the author of Black Ice, the stunning memoir (New York Times) of a black student's experience at a New England prep school in the 1970S. The Price of a Child opens in the fall of 1855. A Virginia planter is on his way to assume a diplomatic post in Nicaragua, accompanied by his cook, Ginnie, and two of her children (one of whom is his)

Lorene Cary’s new novel Pride (Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday, 1998; Anchor 1999) is told in the voices of four friends– subtle . The Price of A Child has been selected as the first city-wide One Book, One Philadelphia choice.

Lorene Cary’s new novel Pride (Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday, 1998; Anchor 1999) is told in the voices of four friends– subtle, idiosyncratic characters.

Book Description: With Price of a Child-the story of Ginnie Pryor (cook . In a novel that examines the price of freedom and the value of a child’s life, Price of a Child is "a stunning achievemen. deeply engrossing stor.

Book Description: With Price of a Child-the story of Ginnie Pryor (cook, mistress and servant to a Virginia planter) and her struggle with slavery in 1855-Cary continues has created a work that elevates the reputation she created with Black Ice, her memoir which won her comparisons to Maya Angelou and Richard Wright.

With Price of a Child--the story of Ginnie Pryor (cook, mistress and servant to a Virginia planter) and her struggle with slavery in 1855--Cary continues has created a work that elevates the reputation she created with Black Ice, her memoir which won her comparisons to Maya Angelou and Richard Wright. In a novel that examines the price of freedom and the value of a child's life, Price of a Child is "a stunning achievement...a deeply engrossing story.... Cary's impeccable research and seamless narrative carry us along" (Philadelphia Inquirer).
  • Lanadrta
Challenging novel that directly addresses the racial divides in the last few years before the Civil War.

Today we have a self avowed white supremacist in the whitehouse and almost half the people think the civil war wasn't over slavery. These characters bring home the real human impact of slavery and why the civil war was a great thing not a tragedy.

I felt the white abolitionists were portrayed sympathetically but also realistically. Most were good hearted but the older ones had no sense of the cataclysm coming and had accommodated themselves to "the good fight".

The portrayal of the community and moral conflict among free blacks in Philadelphia is very interesting and I'd like to know how accurate it is....

The heroine's internal conflict over self vs fighting for the truth to get out is realistically portrayed and I was challenged by some of her insight, including on how slavery made liars of everyone. She helped me appreciate anew Frederick Douglass's great words.
Many moments of insight in the book, including how quickly her children were transformed by freedom and her own much slower transformation
  • Pettalo
Interesting read which follows the course of a runaway slave and her children. The horrors of slavery should not surprise the reader. There are many names and family members to remember. The "cost" of freedom is high for the main character as she tries to make a new life for herself amidst the loss of her child.
  • Linn
A well written historical saga of a time when slavery split this country like immigration does today and the conscience of a country began to evolve beyond a fear and a hate that still survives in a memory appearing even today to show us that where we've come from is not that far behind us.
  • Nalmergas
This book will really open your eyes to the plight of slaves' every day life and the horrors of slavery.Whites thought that slaves did not love their children and extended families. We loved our families just as much as master did his. The slave family could be broke-up at any moment. One day I was reading and for a moment I tried to imagine what if my mother was taken from me! It made me cry just the thought of it. Read this book and have your eyes opened!
  • DireRaven
I truly enjoyed this story
  • Uris
4 star
  • Pipet
All good
such a touching heart wrenching story of a woman's journey from slavery to freedom and the highest cost of all, leaving one of her children behind. So brutal was enslavement and arduous to stay free in the northern states