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Abe: A Novel of the Young Lincoln (2000) [Novel]
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Immerses the reader in the past Abraham Lincoln kept hidden: the isolating poverty and frontier violence that shaped his character. Marked by the death of his beloved mother and the struggle to keep reading and learning in the face of his father's fierce disapproval, Abe perseveres, growing into the man who changed the course of American history.

Abe comes of age in the course of a dramatic flatboat journey down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans. Along the way, Lincoln and his companions encounter slavery firsthand and experience the violence—and the pleasures—of rough river towns, plantations, and the cities of Natchez and New Orleans. Numerous historical figures make appearances alongside the colorful characters of the Mississippi: preachers and vigilantes, planters and thieves, prostitutes and lady reformers. Transformed by what he has seen and done, Lincoln returns to make his final break with his father and to step out of the wilderness into New Salem—and history.

Original title: Abe: A Novel of the Young Lincoln
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalNorth AmericaNineteenth Century
FictionHistoricalFictional Biography

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Abe: A Novel of the Young Lincoln (2000)
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Language: English

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Abe: A Novel of the Young Lincoln (March 1, 2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
ISBN: 080506639X
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.9
Pages: 496

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