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The Viceroy of Ouidah

(1980)
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In this vivid, powerful novel, Chatwin tells of Francisco Manoel de Silva, a poor Brazilian adventurer who sails to Dahomey in West Africa to trade for slaves and amass his fortune. His plans exceed his dreams, and soon he is the Viceroy of Ouidah, master of all slave trading in Dahomey. But the ghastly business of slave trading and the open savagery of life in Dahomey slowly consume Manoel's wealth and sanity.

"This is Conrad's Heart of Darkness seen through a microscope." --The Atlantic Monthly

"Dazzles and mystifies, with its lush anger, its impacted memory, its gorgeous desolation." --The New York Times

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Hardback Editions

December 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Viceroy of Ouidah
Author(s): Bruce Chatwin
ISBN: 0-671-41253-1 / 978-1-111-99570-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Summit Books
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October 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Viceroy of Ouidah
Author(s): Bruce Chatwin
ISBN: 0-224-01820-5 / 978-0-224-01820-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Viceroy Of Ouidah
Author(s): Bruce Chatwin
ISBN: 0-330-26613-6 / 978-0-330-26613-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador Pan Books
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December 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Viceroy Of Ouidah (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Bruce Chatwin
ISBN: 0-09-976961-1 / 978-0-09-976961-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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May 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Viceroy of Ouidah
Author(s): Bruce Chatwin
ISBN: 0-14-011290-1 / 978-0-14-011290-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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March 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Viceroy of Ouidah
Author(s): Bruce Chatwin
ISBN: 0-671-41254-X / 978-0-671-41254-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Summit Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Viceroy Of Ouidah (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Bruce Chatwin
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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June 1988 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Viceroy of Ouidah
Author(s): Bruce Chatwin
Publisher: Penguin Books
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