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Scottsboro: A Novel - Ellen Feldman

Scottsboro: A Novel - Ellen Feldman

Title: Scottsboro

Author:  Ellen Feldman

ISBN:  9780330456135

Weight:  953g

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Scottsboro by Ellen Feldman

Even after all these years, the injustice still stuns.  Innocent boys sentenced to die, not for a crime they did not commit, but for a crime that never occurred.  Lives splintered as casually as wood being hacked for kindling.

Alabama, 1931.  A freight train is stopped in Scottsboro, nine black youths are brutally arrested and, within minutes, the cry of rape goes up from two white girls.  In the shocking aftermath, one sticks to her story whilst the other keeps changing her mind, and an impassioned young journalist must try to save nine boys from the electric chair, one girl from a lie and herself from the clutches of the past…

Stirring racism, sexism and the politics of a divided America into an explosive brew, Scottsboro gives voice to the victims – black and white – of this infamous case.  Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2009, Ellen Feldman’s classic charts a fight for justice during the burgeoning civil-rights movement.

Peer & Press Reviews

… compelling fictional account of one of history’s greatest miscarriages of justice, a case that kick-started America’s civil rights movement.

Waterstone's Books Quarterly

An astute history…  Feldman’s clear-sighted vision of the Scottsboro case reveals not only violent racism in the South, but also anti-Semitism, sexism and a contempt for poor whites…  There were real innocents: African American young men who lost years of their lives, their health and hope.  It is for them, and the bitter lessons they taught everyone who touched the case, that Feldman’s book has been written and should be read.


Moving, disturbing and enormously powerful, this brilliant book offers no cosy resolutions or perfect happy endings.

The Gloss

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Scottsboro
Subtitle A novel
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Dated 3/6/09
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes Orange Prize for Fiction 2009 – shortlist
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication date
Printed by CPI Mackays, Chatham
ISBN 13 9780330456135
ISBN 10 033045613X
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 359
Size (h x w x d) 224 x 145 x 34mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Jerry Bauer
Jacket photograph Getty Images

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