Like Unto Like Sherwood Bonner

ISBN: 9781570031847

Published: June 1st 1997

Paperback

220 pages


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Like Unto Like  by  Sherwood Bonner

Like Unto Like by Sherwood Bonner
June 1st 1997 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 220 pages | ISBN: 9781570031847 | 7.11 Mb

A coming-of-age story and commentary on the trials of womanhood in the Reconstruction SouthOriginally published in 1878 after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow recommended it to Harper and Brothers, Like Unto Like marks the emergence of a feminist critiqueMoreA coming-of-age story and commentary on the trials of womanhood in the Reconstruction SouthOriginally published in 1878 after Henry Wadsworth Longfellow recommended it to Harper and Brothers, Like Unto Like marks the emergence of a feminist critique of southern society a full generation before Ellen Glasgow and Kate Chopin published their well-known works.

The novel follows a romance between a free-spirited, intellectual southerner, Blythe Herndon, and a former abolitionist and Union soldier, Roger Ellis. Seeing marriage to an outsider as an escape from the strictures of southern society, Blythe soon realizes that even Roger will expect deference from his wife. She acknowledges her inability, despite a desire to be free from convention, to accept Rogers egalitarian views on race relations, his notions of free love, and his past affair with a married woman.In addition to warning female readers of the potential dangers of marriage, Bonner recognizes the importance of race in southern attitudes and breaks new ground in creating a range of African American characters.

Jane Turner Censers new introduction accords Bonner the long-delayed literary recognition she deserves.



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