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The Quest of the Silver Fleece Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Quest of the Silver Fleece (Unabridged), by W. E. B. Du Bois
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W.E.B. DuBois, one of the most influential African- Americans of the 20th century, made significant societal contributions as a teacher, writer, and founding director of the NAACP. The Quest of the Silver Fleece reflects the attitudes and mindset of Americans - Northerners and Southerners, rich and poor, black and white - at the dawn of the century.

The Silver Fleece, cotton, could be the answer to Zora and Bles' prayers in overcoming poverty. While attending Miss Smith's School in rural Alabama, they lovingly nurture their crop. But, the white aristocracy is determined to control the price of cotton and monopolize the market. Can two young lovers prevail despite the daunting obstacles laid before them? Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Mary Robinette Kowal | 10/4/2011

    " Everyone should read this book. It's a wonderful coming of age story set in the early 1900s. Beautifully written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Kate | 8/30/2011

    " At once a fascinating description of the united states and especially the south in the Jim Crow era and a poignant love story. Zora resonated with me in a powerful way. She is strong, free, and beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Babydoll | 6/24/2011

    " This is a great body of work of classic African American literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Lawrence | 3/14/2011

    " One of the best African American literature I've ever read. "

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About the Author

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868–1963) was a sociologist, historian, novelist, activist, and one of the greatest African American intellectuals. His astounding career spanned the nation’s history from Reconstruction to the civil rights movement. Born in Massachusetts and educated at Fisk, Harvard, and the University of Berlin, he penned his epochal masterpiece, The Souls of Black Folk, in 1903. It remains his most studied and popular work; its insights into black life at the turn of the century still ring true.

About the Narrator

Peter Jay Fernandez is an accomplished audiobook narrator who has also appeared on television, film, and stage. His appearances include roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the musical Thunder Knocking on the Door. He lives in Brockton, Massachusetts, with his wife, Denise.