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Cambridge - Caryl Philips
Cambridge - Caryl Philips
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  • Weight: 143g
  • Dimensions: 19.60cm x 12.90cm x 1.20cm
  • ISBN: 978 0 099 52056 6

Caryl Philips


Cambridge is a powerful and haunting novel set in that uneasy time between the abolition of the slave trade and the emancipation of the slaves. It explores the feelings of uncertainty that defined that period. It is the story of Emily Cartwright, an Englishwoman sent to visit her father's plantation in the West Indies, and of Cambridge, a plantation slave, educated and Christianised by his first master in england and now struggling to maintain his dignity.

‘A striking novel that pushes you dizzily into another time and place… Reading itis like being in the middle of a vibrant dream.’ – Sunday Times

This powerful, seductively readible book, set in a 19th century slave plantation, finally puts the sickening realities of the slave trade on the map.’ – Guardian

‘Phillips points up the hypocrisy and humiliation of a society at breaking point; revealing it with subtlety, humour and humanity.’ – Sunday Telegraph

‘Caryl Phillips has proved himself among the best and most productive writers of his generation…with Cambridge he takes a firm step towards joining the company of the literary giants of our time.’ – New York Times

‘Philips is a linguistic and cultural virtuoso.’ – New York Times

English | paperback | 184 pages | Vintage Publishing | London | 2008

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