The Poems of Phillis Wheatley: With Letters and a Memoir by Phillis WheatleyThe Poems of Phillis Wheatley: With Letters and a Memoir by Phillis Wheatley

The Poems of Phillis Wheatley: With Letters and a Memoir

byPhillis Wheatley

Paperback | January 14, 2010

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Born in Africa in 1753, Phillis Wheatley was kidnapped at the age of 7 and sold into slavery. At 19, she became the first black American poet to publish a book, on which this volume is based. Wheatley's elegies and odes offer fascinating glimpses into the origins of African-American literary traditions.
Seized in Senegal/Gambia, West Africa by slave traders, Phillis Wheatley arrived in Boston when she was about seven years old. Purchased as a domestic in 1761, by Susanna and John Wheatley, Phillis Wheatley was frail and asthmatic. Perhaps because of her delicate constitution, she was excused from the most tiring aspects of her domesti...
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Title:The Poems of Phillis Wheatley: With Letters and a MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 inPublished:January 14, 2010Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:048647593X

ISBN - 13:9780486475936

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