Emmanuel Appadocca, Or, Blighted Life
A Tale of the BoucaneersPaperback - 1997
An 1854 novel about a mulatto son's quest for vengeance against his white father, a sugar planter who abandoned him and his mother. Intent on redeeming his mother's honor and outraged by the cruelty and greed that slavery has engendered Appodacca sails the seas with a band of ruthless pirates on a ship named the Black Schooner. The novel, written by the important activist/ intellectual Michel Maxwell Philip (1829-1888) with themes, symbols, and literary techniques, reminiscent of other major authors such as Melville, Douglass, and Stowe. This new edition with scholarly commentaries and annotations will reorient our understanding of the development of Caribbean literature in relation to English and American literary production.