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Empsael Et Zoraide (English, French, Paperback) Loot Price: R411
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Empsael Et Zoraide (English, French, Paperback): Bernardin de Saint Pierre
Empsael Et Zoraide (English, French, Paperback): Bernardin de Saint Pierre

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Empsael Et Zoraide (English, French, Paperback)

Bernardin de Saint Pierre; Volume editing by Roger Little

Series: Exeter French Texts

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Bernardin de Saint-Pierre is for most people the author of one book: "Paul et Virginie." This new edition of his play "Empsael et Zoraide," presented in a modernised spelling, makes available a considerably more muscular text which illustrates his abolitionist stance through its central irony: the masters are black and their slaves white, joining forces in the antislavery debate which reached its height with the French Revolution. Bernardin thus introduces into it a rare element of humour which, had his play ever been performed, would have made his audiences sit up and think. This will be of interest to scholars and senior students interested in Black Studies, the French Enlightenment and the literature of revolution.

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Imprint: University Of Exeter Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Exeter French Texts
Release date: February 1995
First published: April 1995
Authors: Bernardin de Saint Pierre
Volume editors: Roger Little
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 188
ISBN-13: 978-0-85989-464-7
Barcode: 9780859894647
Languages: English • French
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays
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LSN: 0-85989-464-9

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