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Letters from an Age of Reason: A Novel
Letters from an Age of Reason: A Novel Nora Hague 0060184914 9780060184919 Complex and sophisticated, sensuous and sexy, Nora Hagues eloquent debut novel, Letters from an Age of Reason, is set amid two historical hotbeds of racial
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Letters from an Age of Reason: A Novel by Nora Hague

Complex and sophisticated, sensuous and sexy, Nora Hagues eloquent debut novel, Letters from an Age of Reason, is set amid two historical hotbeds of racial tension, moral hypocrisy, and shifting sexual convention. The years in question are the tumultuous 60s -- the 186os. And the landscapes are those of the Civil War -- era United States and Victorian England.<P>Miss Arabella Leeds, the teenage daughter of a prominent New York family, and Aubrey Paxton, the pampered high-yellow house servant of wealthy New Orleans slaveholders, are destined to meet and fall in love. But before their paths can cross, and their romance commences in London, each must forsake complacency and comfort, the familial and familiar, for a journey toward selfdiscovery and the allure of the forbidden. Arabella must abandon the gentlewomans prescribed path and redefine her convictions -- particularly those regarding her own sexuality -- while Aubrey must acknowledge within himself a growing awareness of race and gender politics, and his place in a culture determined to ostracize him.<P>The pair make their unknowing way toward each other, encountering en route high adventure, erotic awakening, long-buried family secrets, and the racy underpinnings of corseted nineteenthcentury society. Coincidence and correspondence steer them into the company of morphine addicts and occult practitioners, protofeminists and sexual outcasts, glib aristocracy and dire poverty. But for Aubrey and Arabella

Author: Nora Hague

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 648

Publisher: William Morrow

Publication Date: 2001-09-01

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ISBN: 0060184914


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