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Journal of a West India Proprietor: Kept during a Residence in the Island of Jamaica (Oxford World's Classics)

ISBN: 9780192832610
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1999-07-22
Number of pages: 352
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Matthew Lewis is best remembered as the author of the sensational Gothic novel The Monk. He was also a slave-owner, inheriting two large plantations and making two visits to Jamaica to investigate the living and working conditions of his slaves. His anecdotal record, the Journal of a West India Proprietor, offers a vivid account of plantation life from the slave owner's perspective. This edition provides full contextual background and includes Lewis' verse narrative The Isle of Devils, as well as a telling last letter and extract from his papers.

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