Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 May 2001

192 Pages | 3 Tables, black & white, 1 Illustrations, black & white, 1 Line drawings, unspecified

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9780719057069

Bookseller Code (06)



By Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda

Catherine Davies

Published by Manchester University Press

Hispanic Texts MUP

  • This tale of a slave's unrequited love for the woman who owns him is set in nineteenth-century colonial Cuba and was the only feminist-abolitionist novel published during the century in Spain or its colonies
  • This unique text raises important issues concerning power, race, gender and class in colonial societies, colonial and post-colonial subjectivity and identities, feminist appropriations of the abolitionist agenda, human rights discourse, and literary and philosophical issues associated with enlightenment thought
  • This new annotated critical edition is the first to provide the original Spanish text along with a substantial and authoritative introduction in English, as well as maps and tables relating to nineteenth-century Cuba, a vocabulary list, and suggestions for further reading