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    DescriptionIn 1812, Francisco Manoel da Silva, escaping a life of poverty in Brazil, sailed to the African kingdom of Dahomey, determined to make his fortune in the slave trade. Armed with nothing but an iron will, he became a man of substance in Ouidah and the founder of a remarkable dynasty. His one remaining ambition is to return to Brazil in triumph, but his friendship with the mad, mercurial king of Dahomey is fraught with danger and threatens his dream.


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    Title
    The Viceroy of Ouidah
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bruce Chatwin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 90 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099769613
    ISBN 10: 0099769611
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    19 January 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bruce Chatwin reinvented British travel writing with his first book, In Patagonia, and followed it with four other books, each unique and extraordinary. He died in 1989.
    Review quote
    "A masterpiece which everybody should read...It deserves to become a classic" -- Auberon Waugh "No lunacy too weird, no irony too oblique, heart too tender, mischief too black, to dodge the sharp angle of his eye. He slips from the hilarious to the macabre, he celebrates the comedy and plumbs the tragedy of Francisco's life - and of Africa - in prose that grabs you with its precision" Observer "Outstanding, finely written" Independent "It is hard to know how posterity will regard this remarkable writer, but his terse, honed language was built to last" -- Colin Thubron Sunday Times