Island queen : a novel
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New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021].
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9780063002845, 0063002841
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Published
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021].
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Book
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575 pages : map ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780063002845, 0063002841

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [573]-575).
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"A remarkable, sweeping historical novel based on the incredible true life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color who rose from slavery to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners in the colonial West Indies. Born into slavery on the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat, Doll bought her freedom—and that of her sister and her mother—from her Irish planter father and built a legacy of wealth and power as an entrepreneur, merchant, hotelier, and planter that extended from the marketplaces and sugar plantations of Dominica and Barbados to a glittering luxury hotel in Demerara on the South American continent. Vanessa Riley’s novel brings Doll to vivid life as she rises above the harsh realities of slavery and colonialism by working the system and leveraging the competing attentions of the men in her life: a restless shipping merchant, Joseph Thomas; a wealthy planter hiding a secret, John Coseveldt Cells; and a roguish naval captain who will later become King William IV of England. From the bustling port cities of the West Indies to the forbidding drawing rooms of London’s elite, Island Queen is a sweeping epic of an adventurer and a survivor who answered to no one but herself as she rose to power and autonomy against all odds, defying rigid eighteenth-century morality and the oppression of women as well as people of color. It is an unforgettable portrait of a true larger-than-life woman who made her mark on history." -- Amazon.com

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Riley, V. (2021). Island queen: a novel (First edition.). William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Riley, Vanessa. 2021. Island Queen: A Novel. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Riley, Vanessa. Island Queen: A Novel William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Riley, Vanessa. Island Queen: A Novel First edition., William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021.

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