Professor Says He Has Solved a Mystery Over a Slave’s Novel – NYTimes.com

Beyond simply identifying the author, the professor’s research offers insight into one of the central mysteries of the novel, believed to be semi-autobiographical: how a house slave with limited access to education and books was heavily influenced by the great literature of her time, like “Bleak House” and “Jane Eyre,” and how she managed to pull off a daring escape from servitude, disguised as a man.

via Professor Says He Has Solved a Mystery Over a Slave’s Novel – NYTimes.com.

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