Property (novel)

Property (novel)

Property is a 2003 novel by Valerie Martin, and was the winner of the 2003 Orange Prize.

The book is set on a sugar plantation near New Orleans during the 1840s, and tells the story of Manon Gaudet, the wife of the plantation's owner, and Sarah, the slave Manon was given as a wedding present and who she has brought with her from the city. The private drama of the estate is played out against the backdrop of civil unrest and slave rebellion.

Critical Analyses

* Tim A. Ryan, “Mammy and Scarlett Done Gone: Complications of the Contemporary Novel of Slavery, 1986-2003.” "Calls and Responses: The American Novel of Slavery since Gone with the Wind". Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2008: 149-84.


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