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Apr 30, Schuyler Wallace rated it it was ok.

Nothing super exciting happens. Given the background of the author in “dog show judging”, he gave a unique perspective of a “master” who treated lnstott slaves worse than one would treat a dog.

Mandingo by Kyle Onstott.

The book is set in the s in the antebellum South primarily around Falconhurst, a fictional plantation in Alabama owned by the planter Warren Maxwell. A story of bigotry, lust and hatred. Despite giving birth and Ellen’s miscarriage, Blanche’s jealousy of Ellen continues to grow.

I loved this book and have read it more than once.

After receiving the Major’s permission, Hammond and Charles Woodford, Blanche’s brother, travel to the Coign plantation where Hammond purchases a “fightin’ nigger”, Ganymede aka Medeand a young, female slave named Ellen.

She then kindly gave it to me. When the other men in the group explain this to Hammond, he is physically repulsed and denies that a white woman would ever willingly sleep with a black slave. However, the slaves are treated as kye to be used as the Maxwells wish. Does anyone have a copy of this book to sell? Kype had found it in a pile of discarded paperbacks at the laundromat.

Mandingo may be the most truthful depiction of slavery ever written by a White person. I’ll give the ending away for those who want to know how it ends. Yup, I have most of them and I’m a-gonna read ’em. But why 4 stars? But I honestly can’t be sure. Mandingo is a novel written in by Kyle Onstott.


Mandingo takes place in on the fictional plantation Falconhurst, located close to Tombigbee River near Benson, Alabama. For example, Big Pearl Mede’s sister comes down with a “misery” and this rather blah event Sick slave!

This baby is Memnon’s, I figures. Hammond sees Mede wearing the earrings as Blanche’s silly form of revenge and it amuses him: The reliance on hot toddies and talk about Warren’s “rheumatiz” was annoying and poor storytelling. It does contain a vivid picture of the evil days of slavery, but nonetheless they may find some of the descriptions offensive.

Kyle Onstott

Bottom front corner has a small crease. I read this while I was in elementary school, for the first time, but the audience for this is not the typical “pulp fiction” reader, but more of the college educated who can put this novel of the savage brutality that was American Slavery in the proper context. They all seem to run together and I am not about reread any.

Seidel writes off the character of Blanche as a nymphomaniac without considering the character’s complexities. Hammond’s other goal is to get married and produce an heir for his dad’s sake, and he marries his cousin Blanche Woodford, who is a drunken onnstott jealous of her husband’s attachment to his octoroon bed wench Ellen.

Warren Maxwell is the elderly and infirm owner of Falconhurst and he lives there with his year-old son, Hammond. To my mind a much more vivid illustration of the evils of slavery than the more politically correct prose of more recent years. Nicol rated onetott it was amazing. Feb 18, Evan marked it as to-read Shelves: I was in middle school when I read this and I found the duality fascinating and disturbing.

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My father had all of these books and they were quite sensational in their day, so I sneakily read them as a teenager. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you must onstoht it, stick mandigo the edited version.


Not being an African-American, I can’t say for sure how people of such background will feel about this book.

The kjle takes place This just might end up being the hardest review I’ll ever write because The novel was made into a film of the same name in He was invited to write an article for True: I thought this book was a little rough around the edges and may offend some that read it but for me it opened a veil into another time and showed a sad and violent truth.

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I ended up reading the whole pile that Mom had as it was fascinating yet sickening at the same time. No territories, no APO, no other countries.

Impressive on both counts. We use the traditional book grading system of from best to worst: All the racy stuff is slave-groping and talk about potency and being well-hung or good milkin’ titties and whatnot. Mandingo is the only novel of the Falconhurst series that Onstott wrote, but he edited the next three novels ky,e the series. 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.

I read this book many years ago. The New York Times.