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  • ISBN: 9780698152427 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0698152425 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2014.

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Summary, etc.:
"The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"-- Provided by publisher.
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Description based on print version record.
Subject: Grimké, Sarah Moore, 1792-1873 > Fiction.
Antislavery movements > Fiction.
Feminists > South Carolina > Fiction.
Women's rights > Fiction.
Charleston (S.C.) > 19th century > Fiction.
FICTION / General.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Electronic books.

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