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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bedford/st Martins
Publication date July 15, 2016
Pages 128
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781457646027
ISBN-10 1457646021
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $12.10
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: 2011 Reprint of 1928 Edition not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Nella Larsen's first novel tells the story of Helga Crane, a fictional character loosely based on Larsen's own early life. Crane is the lovely and refined daughter of a Danish mother and a West Indian black father who abandons Helga and her mother soon after Helga is born. Unable to feel comfortable with any of her white-skinned relatives, Helga lives in various places in America and visits Denmark in search of people among whom she feels at home. The work is a superb psychological study of a complicated and appealing woman, Helga Crane, who, like Larsen herself, is the product of a liaison between a black man and a white woman. In one sense, Quicksand might be called an odyssey; however, instead of overcoming a series of obstacles and finally arriving at her native land, Larsen's protagonist has a series of adventures, each of which ends in disappointment.

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Reprint edition from Praeger Pub Text (June 11, 1970)
9780837111278 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $90.00
About: Hypocrisy and prejudice compel a principled mulatto teacher to desert a steady job and a socially prominent fiance
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from Bedford/st Martins (July 15, 2016)
9781457646027 | details & prices | 128 pages | List price $12.10
About: 2011 Reprint of 1928 Edition not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software.
from Dover Pubns (September 15, 2006)
9780486451404 | details & prices | 125 pages | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $7.95
With Thadious M. Davis | from Penguin Classics (February 1, 2002)
9780141181271 | details & prices | 154 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.00

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