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Clotel - Or, the President's Daughter

William Wells Brown

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Description:

First published in December 1853, Clotel was written amid then unconfirmed rumors that Thomas Jefferson had fathered children with one of his slaves. The story begins with the auction of his mistress, here called Currer, and their two daughters, Clotel and Althesa. The Virginian who buys Clotel falls in love with her, gets her pregnant, seems to promise marriage—then sells her. Escaping from the slave dealer, Clotel returns to Virginia disguised as a white man in order to rescue her daughter, Mary, a slave in her father’s house. A fast-paced and harrowing tale of slavery and freedom, of the hypocrisies of a nation founded on democratic principles, Clotel is more than a sensationalist novel. It is a founding text of the African American novelistic tradition, a brilliantly composed and richly detailed exploration of human relations in a new world in which race is a cultural construct

Language:

English

Narrators:

J. D. Jackson

Length:

6h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

04:05


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:00


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:12


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:34


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:06


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:35


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:58


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:10


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:16


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:29