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Sapphira and the Slave Girl

Sapphira and the Slave Girl

(1940)
A novel by

 

"Willa Cather makes a world which is burningly alive, sometimes lovely, often tragic. "
Helen Dunmore


Originally published in 1940, this is Cather's last novel, a retrospective portrait of a society and conditions that have vanished forever in the Old South. The stain of slavery is seen through the relationship of Sapphira Colbert to her black maid, Nancy.

Sapphira presides over her Back Creek Valley property with disciplined resolution; her husband, Henry, runs the Mill and sleeps there too, their marriage a formality. By 1865 Sapphira is one of the few Virginians who still owns slaves, a policy Henry finds increasingly difficult to countenance. Sapphira's life is an arid one and, confined to a wheelchair, she has ample opportunity for speculation. When she overhears a conversation linking her husband's name with Nancy, that speculation festers and the horrific potential of Sapphira's power is unleashed . . .

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Willa Cather Scholarly Edition)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-8032-1435-9 / 978-0-8032-1435-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
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September 1992 : USA Hardback
Title: Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 1-56054-482-1 / 978-1-56054-482-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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January 1940 : USA Hardback
Title: Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-394-44371-3 / 978-0-394-44371-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

December 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-307-73965-1 / 978-0-307-73965-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Sapphira and the Slave Girl (World Cultural Heritage Library)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 1-4387-9222-0 / 978-1-4387-9222-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Business Pubns USA
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September 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Sapphira And The Slave Girl (VMC)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 1-84408-424-8 / 978-1-84408-424-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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November 1986 : UK Paperback
Title: Sapphira And The Slave Girl (VMC)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-86068-507-1 / 978-0-86068-507-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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April 1975 : USA Paperback
Title: Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Willa Cather
ISBN: 0-394-71434-2 / 978-0-394-71434-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Author(s): Willa Cather
Publisher: Random House Audio
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September 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Sapphira and the Slave Girl
Author(s): Willa Cather
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: SAPPHIRA AND THE SLAVE GIRL (( Pulitzer Prize-Winning American Author ) Book 2)
Author(s): Willa Cather
Publisher: LivingstoneEbook
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September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Annotated): With Biographical introduction
Author(s): Willa Cather
Publisher: Shaf Digital Library
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October 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Illustrated)
Author(s): Willa Cather
Publisher:
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May 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: SAPPHIRA AND THE SLAVE GIRL (Timeless Wisdom Collection Book 1511)
Author(s): WILLA CATHER
Publisher: Business and Leadership Publishing
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August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Willa Cather
Publisher: Vintage
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