The Eulogist: A Novel
Cheated out of their family estate in Northern Ireland after the Napoleonic Wars, the Givens family arrives in America in 1819. But coming to America has caused the family to lose almost everything. Making their way west, the Givens family settles in Cincinnati, a town on the banks of the Ohio river whose rise will be fashioned by religious evangelism, industrial capitalism, and the struggle for emancipation. As the years pass, the family of immigrants, at first indifferent to slavery, will actively work toward its end, performing courageous, yet often dangerous, acts that will reverberate across their lives, and those of generations after them.
The Eulogist gives, in my opinion, a unique and new perspective on the Abolitionist movement, and it shares a perspective on women’s lives in the 1800s, wealth and poverty, and religion; and I personally enjoyed how the opinions of the characters on these issues, and much more, were expressed throughout the book, as it brought a deeper understanding of the characters’ lives in the 1800s, especially about how these issues have changed throughout time. The plot of The Eulogist remains steady throughout the whole book and captivates attention. The Eulogist will transport you back in time.
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|Author||Ms. Terry Gamble|
|Page Count||320 pages|
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