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Obi; or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack (Broadview Edition)

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Published by Broadview Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature: texts,
  • General,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Literary,
  • 18th century,
  • History,
  • Jamaica,
  • Mansong, Jack,,
  • Slavery,
  • d. 1781

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsSrinivas Aravamudan (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8551518M
    ISBN 101551116693
    ISBN 109781551116693

      In , he published a new edition of William Earle’s antislavery romance “Obi: or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack.” His award-winning book “Enlightenment Orientalism: Resisting the Rise of the Novel” was published in He was at work on several additional volumes, including a book on the history of the university. Looking for books by William Earle? See all books authored by William Earle, including Obi; or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack (Broadview Edition), and The Cornerboys, and more on


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Obi; or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack (Broadview Edition) by William Earle Download PDF EPUB FB2

Obi was published inten years after the slave-bandit, Three-Fingered Jack, was decried in the Jamaican papers for terrorizing the populace with his gang of runaway slaves. In William Earle's novel, however, Jack is more lone avenger than gang leader.

He lives by himself in an inaccessible mountain cave, and robs, fights and kills by: Obi; Or, the History of Three-Fingered Jack. A compelling fictional account of an eighteenth-century Jamaican slave rebellion, this previously unavailable novel is an important example of British Romantic anti-slavery literature/5.

Obi; or, the history of three-fingered Jack. In a series of letters from a resident in Jamaica to his friend in England. Earle, William: : BooksAuthor: William Earle. “Three-Fingered Jack,” the protagonist of this novel, is based on the escaped slave and Jamaican folk hero Jack Mansong, who was believed to have gained his strength from the Afro-Caribbean.

Obi or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack is a novella written by British author, William Earle and originally published in The story revolves around an escaped Jamaican slave and his efforts to avenge his family and his people. Although Three-Fingered Jack Obi; or a historical figure, well.

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Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Obi, or, The history of Three-fingered Jack by Earle, William. Publication date Topics Mansong, Jack, d. -- Fiction Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by stationcebu on Pages: Obi; or the History of Three-Fingered Jack.

In a Obi; or of letters from a resident in Jamaica to a friend in England. Moseley’s account of Three-Fingered Jack inspired the very successful stage pantomime Obi, or Three Finger’d Jack, which first played at the London Haymarket Theatre in Two novels based on the story were published that same year, and the story was then told and retold through further pantomimes, theatrical productions, chap books.

William Earle Jr.’s epistolary novel, Obi was first published in in London. Little is known of Earle outside of his published works, which elicited some controversy in his time.

Obi is a sentimental interpretation of the history of Jack Mansong, a runaway slave and maroon leader in Jamaica. There is a good amount of evidence suggesting that Mansong was an actual person (including. Description Three-Fingered Jack," the protagonist of this novel, is based on the escaped slave and Jamaican folk hero Jack Mansong, who was believed to have gained his strength from the Afro-Caribbean religion of obeah, or "obi."/5().

William Earle’s most popular book is Obi; Or, the History of Three-Fingered Jack. $ $ Ebook “Three-Fingered Jack,” the protagonist of this novel, is based on the escaped slave and Jamaican folk hero Jack Mansong, who was.

Summary. "Three-Fingered Jack," the protagonist of this novel, is based on the escaped slave and Jamaican folk hero Jack Mansong, who was believed to have gained his strength from the Afro-Caribbean religion of obeah, or "obi.".

His story, told in an inventive mix of styles, is a rousing and sympathetic account of an individual's attempt. "Three-Fingered Jack," the protagonist of this novel, is based on the escaped slave and Jamaican folk hero Jack Mansong, who was believed to have gained his strength from the Afro-Caribbean religion of obeah, or "obi."4/5.

Sample for: Obi ; or, History of Three-Fingered Jack Summary Three-Fingered Jack," the protagonist of this novel, is based on the escaped slave and Jamaican folk hero Jack Mansong, who was Book Edition:   “Three-Fingered Jack,” the protagonist of this novel, is based on the escaped slave and Jamaican folk hero Jack Mansong, who was believed to have gained his strength from the Afro-Caribbean religion of obeah, or “obi.” His story, told in an inventive mix of styles, is a rousing and sympathetic account of an individual’s attempt.

Obi or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack Male-Male Friendship How does selfishness affect the characters in Obi.

Nature of Friendship (s and s) dkkdkdkdkdd DQ: Based on Earle's characters, it seems that the only true, lasting friendship free from manipulation and. Obi, or, The history of Three-fingered Jack.

"Three-fingered Jack," the protagonist of this novel, is based on the escaped slave and Jamaican folk hero Jack Mansong, who was believed to have gained his strength from the Afro-Caribbean religion of obeah, or "obi"--Page 4 of cover. (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. This scarce novel has recently been reprinted in an edited version.

Here’s their review of the contents: Three-Fingered Jack, the protagonist of this novel, is based on the escaped slave and Jamaican folk hero Jack Mansong, who was believed to have gained his strength from the Afro-Caribbean religion of obeah, or obi.

The fugitive slave known as “Three-Fingered Jack” terrorized colonial Jamaica for almost two years, until he was captured and killed in by Maroons, self-emancipated Afro-Jamaicans, bound by treaty to police the island for insurgents and runaways.¹ A thief and a killer, Jack was also a freedom fighter who sabotaged the colonial machine until his grisly death at its behest.

Obi: or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack: Earle, William, Aravamudan, Srinivas: Books - "This truly innovative edition of a compelling novel about eighteenth-century slave rebellions in Jamaica provides a valuable and necessary context for the complicated politics of obeah.

Obi was published inten years after the slave-bandit, Three-Fingered Jack, was decried in the Jamaican papers for terrorizing the populace with his gang of runaway slaves. In William Earle's novel, however, Jack is more lone avenger than gang leader.

He lives by himself in an inaccessible mountain cave, and robs, fights and kills alone/5(3). Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division Shelf locator: Sc Rare C Topics Slavery-- Jamaica Maroons-- Jamaica Notes Content: Half-title: Obi, or, Three-fingered Jack.

Content: Preface signed: W.E.J. [William Earle, junior] Physical Description Extent: Vi, [2], p., [1] leaf of plates. Elite Jamaica takes a look at the legend of three finger Jack Jamaica's first wanted man. #Jamaicanlegends #elitevids #legends Thank you for watching For. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.

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Top American Libraries Canadian. Obi or, The history of three-fingered Jack by: William Earle, Jr. Share Comment presents him as “a bold and daring defender of the Rights of Man” and “as great a man as ever graced the annals of history Author: Laine Houghton.

Three Fingered Jack is a summit of a shield volcano of the Cascade Range in the U.S. state of during the Pleistocene epoch, the mountain consists mainly of basaltic andesite lava and was heavily glaciated in the past.

While other Oregon volcanoes that were heavily glaciated—such as Mount Washington and Mount Thielsen—display eroded volcanic necks, Three Fingered Jack's Elevation: 7, ft (2, m)  NAVD Histories of Three-Fingered Jack: A Bibliography William Earle, Obi: or, the History of Three-Fingered Jack, and accounts deriving from Earle.

This page lists all the editions of William Earle’s text that I have located, followed by the shorter versions which drew their text from him. The tale of Three-Fingered Jack had been popularized by Dr.

Benjamin Moseley in A Treatise on Sugar () and by William Earle, Jr., in Obi; or, the History of Three-finger'd Jack (). According to these accounts, Mansong had run away from his master in and organized a group of escaped slaves into a feared band of robbers and marauders.

The Three fingered Jack story is on pages ; pages are a version of the story of ‘Richard Whittington’. The same text as the other J. Bysh edition, published in Available at: British Library Obi, or, Three Fingered Jack.

nd [between and ]. London: J. Three-Fingered Jack a.k.a. Jack Mansong (d. ), was the leader of a band of runaway slaves in the Colony of Jamaica in the eighteenth century. After the Jamaican Maroons signed treaties with the British colonial authorities in andmany historians believed that they effectively prevented runaway slaves from forming independent communities in the mountainous forests of the.

Obi; or, the History of Three-fingered Jack. Appendix A: Historical Sources on Obeah. From Benjamin Moseley, A Treatise on Sugar () From House of Commons Sessional Papers () From Matthew Gregory Lewis, Journal of a West India Proprietor, Kept During a Residence in the Island of Jamaica () Appendix B: Accounts of Tacky’s Rebellion Brand: Broadview Press.

Obi; or The History of Three Fingered Jack (): A scholarly Introduction. By: Elizabeth Polcha and Kate Simpkins. William Earle Jr.’s epistolary novel, Obi was first published in by Earle and Hemet in ing to Srinivas Aravamudan, little is known about the life of William Earle Jr., outside of his career as a writer in England, which was controversial in that he was.

Publicity illustration of Richard John Smith in the stage production Obi, or Three-fingered Jack Names J. Fairburn (Firm) (Publisher) Collection. Stead Collection. Obi: or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack.

Dates / Origin Date Created: Library locations Billy. Acknowledgments Introduction Timeline of Historical and Literary Events Surrounding New World Slavery, Abolitionism, and Obeah, Obi; or, the History of Three-fingered Jack Appendix A: Historical Sources on Obeah 1. From Benjamin Moseley, A Treatise on Sugar () 2.

From House of Commons Sessional Papers () 3. Starting ina fugitive slave, known as "Three-Fingered Jack" or Jack Mansong, terrorized colonial Jamaica for almost two years. An outlaw, thief, and killer, he was also a freedom fighter who sabotaged the colonial machine by preying on traveling planters until his death at the hands of colonial troops.

The legend of Three-Fingered Jack still has currency in Jamaica, but the story has. In John Fawcett's Obi; or Three-Finger'd Jack: A Serio Pantomime opened in London's Haymarket Theatre, and William Earle Jr. published the epistolary novel, Obi: or The History of Three-Finger 'd Jack.

Both these accounts relied heavily upon Moseley who highlights Jack's obi bag and his execution by the recently christened. The fugitive slave known as “Three-Fingered Jack” terrorized colonial Jamaica from until vanquished by Maroons, self-emancipated Afro-Jamaicans bound by treaty to police the island for runaways and rebels.

A thief and a killer, Jack was also a freedom fighter who sabotaged the colonial machine until his grisly death at its : Frances R. Botkin.Ay! they can shout loud enough now, though but a moment ago, the very name of Obi and Three-fingered jack struck them as dumb as— ORMOND.

I charge you name not that murderous villain in my presence; you awaken recollections which pain, which agonize me.In Obi; or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack by William Earle the plantain is not simply a source of nourishment for the slaves on the island.

It is a metaphorical cage used by slave owners to trap slaves in a place where there are no longer seen as human but rather as beast.