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Jacob's Ladder:


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Published 13 years, 2 months ago 1 comment


Jacob's Ladder: A Story of Virginia Duri

13 years, 9 months ago at Apr 10 14:42
2 votes
I really wanted to like this book, the cover compared it to Gone With the Wind and Cold Mountain, both of which I liked very much. But the characters were very bland, stereotypical and unlikable, the dialog was flat, and the interactions of the characters left a lot for you to guess at, sometimes they were just down right confusing, characters that were supposedly driven by great passion one momen... read more
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Description: A novel that resonates with the bitter glory and deep human shame of the Confederacy. Against the epic canvas of the Civil War, the people, black and white, of one Virginia plantation fulfill their unforgettable destinies.Duncan Gatewood, seventeen and heir to Gatewood Plantation, falls in love with Maggie, a mulatto slave, who conceives a son, Jacob. Maggie and Jacob are sold south, and Duncan is packed off by his irate father to the Virginia Military Institute. As a cadet, Duncan guards the gallows of John Brown; as a man he will fight for Robert E. Lee. Another Gatewood slave, Jesse -- whose love for Maggie is unrequited -- e ... (more)
Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Release date: 1 January 1998
ISBN-10 : 039304629X | ISBN-13: 9780393046298
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