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Clotel

(1853)
Or The President's Daughter
A novel by

 
 
"A remarkable beginning for African-American fiction."
- Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

This historically significant book was written by an escaped slave who eventually made his way to Great Britain. Clotel was first published in 1853 and is believed to be the first novel by an African American writer. The book traces the fictitious life of one of Thomas Jefferson's daughters, Clotel, born to one of his slaves. The story of Clotel - living as a mistress to her master, being sold when she loses favor with his wife, being separated from her daughter, her escape and attempt to rescue her daughter from slavery, ending in her suicide - is interspersed with vignettes of other slaves' mistreatment and failed escape attempts. The novel doesn't mince details about the brutality of slave families being torn apart and the discrimination that is experienced by those of mixed-race heritage. It may be of use in higher level history classes. - Julie Paladino, East Chapel Hill High School, NC

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August 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Clotel, Or the President's Daughter
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-296-86870-2 / 978-1-296-86870-3 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Clotel
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April 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle; Or, the Colored Heroine.
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April 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle A Tale of the Southern States
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March 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
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March 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle; Or, The Colored Heroine, a tale of the Southern States; Or, The President's Daughter
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-5304-0399-5 / 978-1-5304-0399-8
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Clotelle or the Colored Heroine; A Tale of the Southern States (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-330-22739-5 / 978-1-330-22739-8 (UK edition)
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August 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Clotel; Or, The President's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-5153-4481-9 / 978-1-5153-4481-0
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August 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
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August 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle; Or, The Colored Heroine, a tale of the Southern States
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April 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel, Or The President's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-59232-643-9 / 978-1-59232-643-3 (USA edition)
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April 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle - A Tale of the Southern States
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April 2015 : Paperback
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Title: Clotelle - The President's Daughter
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel or The President's Daughter - Scholar's Choice Edition
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ISBN: 1-297-05267-6 / 978-1-297-05267-5 (USA edition)
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel -Or- The President's Daughter
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May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-4996-1883-2 / 978-1-4996-1883-9 (USA edition)
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May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel; Or, The President's Daughter
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotelle; Or, The Colored Heroine, a tale of the Southern States
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel: The President's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-4953-3381-7 / 978-1-4953-3381-1 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel; Or, The President's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-4952-4361-3 / 978-1-4952-4361-5 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel, or the President's Daughter - Primary Source Edition
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-294-52664-2 / 978-1-294-52664-3 (USA edition)
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January 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotelle: Or, The Colored Heroine. A Tale Of The Southern States.
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ISBN: 1-4819-5698-1 / 978-1-4819-5698-7 (USA edition)
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel; Or, the President's Daughter
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ISBN: 1-4209-4510-6 / 978-1-4209-4510-2 (USA edition)
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December 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel: Or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States (Bedford Cultural Editions)
Author(s): William Wells Wells Brown
ISBN: 0-312-62107-8 / 978-0-312-62107-0 (USA edition)
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May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel
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ISBN: 1-60597-572-9 / 978-1-60597-572-6 (USA edition)
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February 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel (Modern Library)
Author(s): William Wells Brown, Graham Russell Hodges, Hilton Als (Introduction)
ISBN: 0-679-78323-7 / 978-0-679-78323-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc
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December 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Clotel
Author(s): William Wells Brown, William Wells
ISBN: 0-8084-0482-2 / 978-0-8084-0482-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: NCUP
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July 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clotel or the President's Daughter : A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 0-8065-0345-9 / 978-0-8065-0345-5 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

January 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Clotel
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-62923-282-3 / 978-1-62923-282-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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January 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Clotel
Author(s): William Wells Brown
ISBN: 1-62923-286-6 / 978-1-62923-286-7 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Clotel: Or, The President's Daughter
Author(s): William Wells Brown
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October 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Clotel: A Tale of the Southern States
Author(s): William Wells Brown
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clotel (Illustrated): or The President's Daughter
Author(s): William Wells Brown
Publisher: Blackberry Publishing
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March 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States
Author(s): William Wells Brown
Publisher: Silver Scroll Publishing
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March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clotelle; Or, The Colored Heroine, a tale of the Southern States; Or, The President's Daughter
Author(s): William Wells Brown
Publisher: Milk Press
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June 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clotel: or, The President's Daughter
Author(s): William Wells Brown
Publisher: SMK Books
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November 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Clotel
Author(s): William Wells Brown
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
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November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clotel
Author(s): William Wells Brown
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
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March 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clotel or The President's Daughter (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science)
Author(s): William Wells Brown
Publisher: Dover Publications
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