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Fairoaks

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  158 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Guy Falks, an imposter, makes a tainted fortune and becomes a great aristocrat in the pre-Civil War South.
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Published August 28th 1977 by Dell Publishing Company (first published 1957)
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Rusty
Occasionally one comes across a book and an author in a quite unorthodox way that is so good you wonder why you never read it. A few months after I joined PBS hubby and I went to an auction where we bought five -yes five - boxes of books for $3. I began to work my way through them, reading what caught my eye and posting those I thought someone might like. One of those books was this out-of-print HB. It's a story that takes one to the time of slavery in our country and into the minds and thoughts ...more
Judy
So sad that Yerby is now out of print, he is a fine storyteller. In this novel of the Old South he creates some unforgettable characters, especially Guy Falks, the man all men want to be like, and all women want to love. Most interesting is Yerby's blunt exploration of race relations in very politically incorrect terms, and, in this book, a large section on the African slave trade. This is not just another antebellum pot boiler!
Rusty
Occasionally one comes across a book and an author in a quite unorthodox way that is so good you wonder why you never read it. A few months after I joined PBS hubby and I went to an auction where we bought five -yes five - boxes of books for $3. I began to work my way through them, reading what caught my eye and posting those I thought someone might like. One of those books was this out-of-print HB. It's a story that takes one to the time of slavery in our country and into the minds and thoughts ...more
Christy Lashley
This is a sequel to The Dahomean and is just as amazing! Frank Yerby is one of the best story tellers I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I have never encountered a book of his that I didn't love. This book picks up where The Dahomean leaves off. The central character from that book who is a respected and honored leader of his tribe in Africa, is captured and sold into slavery and ends up in the Rural South on a plantation. Throughout all of his trials and hardships he never loses his honor ...more
Frank
Read this back in the 70's along with several other Yerby novels. I always enjoyed them!
P
The story was good but quite violent and depressing in places.
Kathleen
read this book when I was just a teen. My mother tried to prohibit it as too mature - black/white lovers, slaves etc but I snuck it from the shelves and read and re-read it. Later I read many of yerby's books - not great fiction but a good story teller
John
Jan 13, 2014 John rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: own, 5-star
perhaps THE BEST YERBY BOOK YET. GREAT CHARACTERS, NOT A WASITED WORD IN ENTIRE BOOK. I HAVE TO PACE MYSELF OR I WOULD READ ALLL OF HIS BOOKS ONE AFTER THE OTHER. THAY ARE SO GOOD TO READ BETWEEN READING SO MANY OTHERR BORRING WORKS.
Michael Kennard
Of all Frank Yerby's books, this Fairoaks ranks as my favourite. Began reading Yerby in the late sixties,early seventies. How I ever got any work done i'll never know.
Kitty
Loved all his books as a pre-teen. My first venture into gothic romance.
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Linda
Slavery on a southern plantation.
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Born in Augusta, Georgia to Rufus Garvin Yerby, an African American, and Wilhelmina Smythe, who was caucasian. He graduated from Haines Normal Institute in Augusta and graduated from Paine College in 1937. Thereafter, Yerby enrolled in Fisk University where he received his Master's degree in 1938. In 1939, Yerby entered the University of Chicago to work toward his doctorate but later left the univ ...more
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