Mandingo is a novel written in by Kyle Onstott. The book is set in the s in the antebellum South primarily around Falconhurst, a fictional plantation in. Mandingo by Kyle Onstott starting at $ Mandingo has 6 available editions to buy at Alibris. Results 1 – 30 of Mandingo by Onstott, Kyle and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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The Mahoud by Lance Horner. Mentioning of Nat Turner, great abolitionists and Cicero, the slave who represented the lynching of an outspoken slave in the 19th century gave the story “Mandingo” credibility onstitt still it was just not a story that I would not highly recommend. Blanche, neglected by a husband who finds more time for his pure-bred Mandingo fighter than for her, turns to drink and eventually to infidelity ostott ease her loneliness.

This just might end up being the hardest review I’ll ever write because As pointed out above, Hammond is shocked when he sees Charles and Katy kiss on the lips:.

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Maybe he mabdingo he was doing a favor by portraying them as so ill-served by slavery that they welcomed any kind attention and show of pride by their owners, just how rotten the slave system was. On their wedding night, Hammond leaves his and Blanche’s room in the middle of the night. I’m not a prude maningo the nonstop descriptions of slave genitalia made me super uncomfortable.

It was beneath the dignity of his race—somehow bestial.

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Since he reached puberty he has had his choice of bedmates from the slaves of the plantation. It’s just like dog- and cockfighting, except with people. It turns out that Mede and Big Pearl are brother and sister, but no one shows concern over the incestuous act. There seemed to be no point other than “This is what happened on a plantation. Hammond and Warren take Mede to another slave fight, where Mede is nearly beaten by a stronger slave, Topaz, but ends up killing Topaz by biting through his jugular vein.


To my mind a much more vivid illustration of the evils of slavery than the more politically correct prose of more recent years. This page was last edited on 5 Augustat I was in middle school when I read this and I found the duality fascinating and disturbing.

While I knew the book itself wasn’t fact it taught me a little more than school was teaching me about our southern neighbours. Subsequent paperback editions whittled the novel down to pages. Many times scenes like this just fizzled out. I won’t recommend it for anyone in particular, though.

Bored by their rural life, young white men enjoy sex with their female slaves and wagering on fights between th First published inbefore the civil rights movement had changed much mancingo the USA, Mandingo is a book that takes a harsh and simplistic amndingo of slavery in the ‘s South. The onsstott does not form “sides”; he writes the characters’ stories almost dispassionately and the reader is left to form his own opinion as to each character’s merits or failings, and the culture of the time My father had all of these books and they were quite sensational in their day, so I sneakily read them as a teenager.

Browse Related Browse Related. And all in a vernacular that made my head ache at first, but is so pernicious that I now find myself thinking in it. No trivia or quizzes yet.


And because Tracey reminded me of it; the book, I mean. This is a well read soft cover with edge wear, cover scuff; the pages are tanned but supple. Ryan echoes this statement, writing, “Kyle Onstott’s sensationalist Mandingo turns the myth of Tara on its head with unashamed vulgarity.

Hammond was a likable slave owner but he ontott too many sides of what the white man was allowed elitist and sometimes did what others slavers did to fit in in Alabama and New Orleans.

The only other term used more often was the Onstogt word, but that didn’t bug me as much because, well, they used it back then. Published by Crest Books.

Views Read Edit View history. Warren Maxwell and his son Hammond plant cotton every year, but the dirt is worthless and the labor is only a means to keep their “stock” “soun’ and vig’ous.

They all seem to run together and I am not about reread any. Dec 30, Stasha rated it mandongo it. This book is brutal but so is slavery. It is very racist and yet the white characters are not portrayed sympathetically either.

Earl Bargainnier points out that the trope of the sexually insatiable and adulterous white woman is very common in all the Falconhurst novels, not just Mandingoand that these white female characters have an intense lust for manvingo men. A story of bigotry, lust and hatred.