Marly: Or, a Planter's Life in Jamaica

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Karina Williamson
Macmillan Caribbean, 2005 - Fiction - 364 pages
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When the young Scotsman George Marly arrives in Jamaica in 1816, his only ambition is to recover his inheritance. But before long he falls in love with the daughter of Simon McFathom, the unscrupulous attorney who has deprived him of his ancestral estate. The novel offers us vivid details of the complexities of Jamaican society in the last years before Emancipation.

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Karina Williamson is an Honorary Fellow of Edinburgh University and Supernumerary Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford. She has taught at the universities of Oxford, Edinburgh, Uppsala and New Mexico. She was principal editor of The Poetical Works of Christopher Smart; editor of Marly; or A Planter's Life in Jamaica; and she has published numerous articles on English, Scottish and Caribbean subjects. Recent publications on Caribbean topics are "West Indian Georgic" in Essays in Criticism and "Reinventing Jamaican History: Roger Mais and George William Gordon" in Beyond the Blood, the Beach and the Banana: New Perspectives in Caribbean Studies, edited by Sandra Courtman.

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