Mandingo is a novel written in by Kyle Onstott. The book is set in the s in the antebellum South primarily around Falconhurst, a fictional plantation in. Mandingo by Kyle Onstott starting at $ Mandingo has 6 available editions to buy at Alibris. Results 1 – 30 of Mandingo by Onstott, Kyle and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Must have been really upsetting to some people. Jul 18, Rodreyes rated it really liked it.

Life on the plantation was not great. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Slaves had to live in poor conditions, off what ever was provided them. I thought this book was a little rough around the edges and may offend some that read it but for me it opened a veil into another time and showed a sad and violent truth.

Hammond’s other goal is to get married and produce an heir for his dad’s sake, and he marries his cousin Blanche Woodford, mahdingo is a drunken harpy jealous of her husband’s attachment to his octoroon bed wench Ellen.

It is a tale of cruelty toward the blacks of that time, conta Mandingo is a novel written in by Kyle Onstott. The plot is strong and the writing is competent so it’s no struggle at all to read. Mandingo may be the most truthful depiction of slavery ever written by a White person. Books by Kyle Onstott.

If you read it just keep mancingo mind that it’s a novel, not a history.

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Impressive on both counts. Not being an African-American, I can’t say for sure how people of such background will feel about this book. They all seem to run together and I am not about reread any. Despite the confusion, the Major consents to let Blanche and Hammond marry.

Sep 06, W. In Mandingoit is expected and assumed that white men will sleep with their own and others’ female slaves.

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The N-word is used frequently, and slaves are represented as simple-minded and devoted to their owners. Picture is of the actual book that you will receive. For example, Big Pearl Mede’s sister comes down with a “misery” and this rather blah event Sick slave!


We use the traditional book grading system of from best to worst: I read this book as a teenager and in hindsight I can say that it made quite an impression on me. The two men never met, but they collaborated on several books before Onstott’s death, after which Horner continued the Falconhurst saga and penned other pulpy novels set in other eras.

This is one of my favorite books although I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone as it paints an ugly picture of the past that some do not wish to see. When Horner died inFawcett signed prolific author Harry Whittington to continue writing Falconhurst tales under the name of Ashley Carter.

The New York Times. The very mundane events and pointless conversations about the same topics made it feel like I was there, listening to these caricatures go on and on about irrational thoughts and prejudices in a very rational tone.

Bottom maandingo corner has a small crease. Hammond does not realize this at first and when he is made aware of it, his first instinct is denial: I can only liken it to a form of Stockholm Syndrome.

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If you can not handle such strong subject matter, it would be best for you to give this book a wide berth, and bypass it. The reliance on hot toddies and talk about Warren’s “rheumatiz” was annoying and poor storytelling. I told her I had always wanted to read Mandingo but it was hard to find. The writer does not form “sides”; he writes the characters’ stories almost dispassionately and the reader is left to form his own opinion as to each character’s merits or failings, and the culture of the time Manding father had all of these books and they kule quite sensational in their day, so I sneakily read them as a teenager.

After Blanche has her obviously black baby, her mother dashes its brains out. Further, unwanted sex and violence were wrongs that slaves had to endure. I read Mandingo again a few years ago and was able to view it as a much older adult. To ask other readers questions about Mandingoplease sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The story takes place over the course of a few years in the s, onstoott rural Alabama on the slave-breeding plantation of Falconhurst.


Wilson, gives Hammond a slave, Ondtott, to sleep mandingl. As you can probably guess this behavior doesn’t go over too well with his family. Before he leaves, she forcibly pierces Mede’s ears with a pair of earrings Hammond gave her.

Bored by their rural life, young white men enjoy sex with their female slaves and wagering on fights between their most muscular onsott slaves. Hammond is skeptical and is not sexually attracted to white women. However, Paul Talbot points out that some contemporary reviews accepted the novel as shocking, yet truthful.

Aug 03, Booklover rated it it was ok. His father is pressuring Hammond to marry his cousin Blanche, who he hasn’t seen since she was a baby, and who lives on a distant plantation.

onsttot I don’t know anything about Onstott’s intentions with this book, so I can only guess. Bored by their rural life, young white men enjoy sex with their female ontott and wagering on fights between th First published inbefore the civil rights movement had changed much in the USA, Mandingo is a book that takes a harsh and simplistic view of slavery in the ‘s South.

Later, when Hammond is married to Blanche, yet still sleeping with Ellen almost every night, Blanche is upset not because her husband sleeps with female slaves, but because he sleeps with one female slave: Jest lik’ that Doctor Mulbach’s Serpent Oil, they’s right sov’reign. If one has had a run of kyoe book sugaryness, I can’t think of a better antidote.