Narrative of a five years expedition against the revolted Negroes of Surinam : transcribed for the first time from the original 1790 manuscript /
John Gabriel Stedman ; edited, and with an introduction and notes, by Richard Price & Sally Price.
Baltimore ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1988.
xcvii, 708 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits.
0801834163 (alk. paper)
More Details
series title
Baltimore ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1988.
0801834163 (alk. paper)
Bentley, G.E., Blake books, Suppl., p. 257
general note
Sixteen of the original plates were engraved by William Blake.
local note
Victoria University Library copy 2 is a paperback printing.
catalogue key
Bibliography: pages 699-708.
Gift to Victoria University Library (copies 1 & 2). Bentley, G.E., Jr. 2005/10/01.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1989-03:
Stedman's Narrative was first published in England in 1796. More than 20 subsequent versions, all based on the 1796 edition, have been printed in several languages. An outsider's view of Surinam in the 1770s, the Narrative became a source for abolitionist propaganda, and has been widely cited by scholars. With this new edition, scholars at last have available a copy of Stedman's 1790 manuscript, the original basis for the much edited 1796 publication. The result is a more personal account of Stedman's more than four years as a military officer in Surinam, and a franker and more damning depiction of an extraordinarily brutal slave society. The editors have done their job brilliantly. The introduction explores Stedman's life and attitudes, and examines the nature of the changes made to the 1790 manuscript by his publisher's editor. Enhanced by reproductions of more than 80 plates, valuable editors' notes, fauna identifications, sources for literary citations, and a list of references cited, the Narrative is a model of scholarly editing. Every major academic and public library should own it. -M. A. Burkholder, University of Missouri--St. Louis
This item was reviewed in:
Choice, March 1989
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem