The Last Runaway

Book online The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Original Title:

The Last Runaway

Published:

2013

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Comment 1:

Honor Bright, an English Quaker, travels to America with her sister, who is to marry a storekeeper in Ohio. Shortly, after landing in Philadelphia, her sister becomes ill and dies. Although her sister���s fianc�� offers her shelter along with his brother���s widow, she finds the arrangement uncomfortable and marries Jack Haymaker, a neighbor who owns a farm where his mother and sister also live. Soon she finds herself drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network h

Comment 2:

L’argomento sarebbe anche stato interessante, ovvero un pezzo di storia americana, attorno al 1850, narrata da una quacchera, giunta da poco nel nuovo paese dall’Inghilterra, che, come i suoi correligionari in generale, è contraria alla schiavitù e si adopera per favorire la fuga delle persone di colore verso il Canada, scontrandosi per questo motivo sia con la legge, sia con la famiglia del marito. Tuttavia, il tenore della narrazione è piuttosto inconsistente, ripetitivo, monotono, superficial

Comment 3:

Honor Bright has moved to the US from England with her sister during the 1850's. Her sister was travelling to join her fiancée and persuaded Honor to travel with her. Honor agreed because her own fiancée met another woman in England and left his Quaker religion to be with her. Honors sister dies soon after arriving and Honor is alone in a new country without her sister's support. She stops in a small town in Ohio on her way to join Adam, her sister's fiancée. She spends some time with Belle, a w

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