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9780873527798

Ourika: The Original French Text (Texts and Translations : Texts, No 3) (French Edition)

Ourika: The Original French Text (Texts and Translations : Texts, No 3) (French Edition)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780873527798
  • ISBN: 0873527798
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Publisher: The Modern Language Association of America

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Based on a true story, Ourika relates the experiences of a Senegalese girl who is rescued from slavery and raised by an aristocratic French family during the French Revolution. A best-seller in the 1820s, Ourika captured the attention of Duras's peers, including Stendhal, and became the subject of four contemporary plays. The work represents a number of firsts: the first novel set in Europe to have a black heroine, the first French literary work narrated by a black female protagonist, and, as John Fowles points out in the foreword to his translation, "the first serious attempt by a white novelist to enter a black mind". An inspiration for Fowles's acclaimed novel The French Lieutenant's Woman, Ourika will astonish and haunt modern readers.Ourika: The Original French Text (Texts and Translations : Texts, No 3) (French Edition), First Edition was published 1995 under ISBN 9780873527798 and ISBN 0873527798.

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