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Viewing Entry - The Garies and their Friends (E15931)
by Webb, Frank J.

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TitleThe Garies and their Friends
Author / Responsible partyWebb, Frank J.
GenreHistorical fiction, Domestic fiction
TopicsHistorical fiction, Domestic fiction African Americans -- Fiction Race relations -- Fiction Racially mixed people -- Fiction
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


The Garies and Their Friends tells the story of two families struggling for different sorts of respectability: the Garies, a well-to-do interracial couple who relocate to Philadelphia from the plantation South in order to legalize their marriage, and their friends the Ellises, free black Philadelphians hoping to make the move from the working class into the bourgeoisie. Along the way the families confront racialized violence, melodramatic villainy, and sentimental reversals. Entertaining and fast-moving, the novel has a Dickensian mix of uncanny coincidence and interwoven personal experiences.

Additional Information

System control numberE15931
Original Print PublisherLondon : George Routledge 1856
Narrator NameJim Locke
Participant or performer noteJim Locke
Narrators GenderMale narrator