A novel by C. Kingsley, published 1857.
In the last of his reforming novels, Kingsley describes the descent of cholera upon the little West Country fishing village of Aberalva, attacks the poor sanitary conditions and public apathy that allowed it to take hold, and praises the gallantry and dedication of various of the inhabitants. A secondary plot involves a denunciation of slavery in the United States, influenced by H. B. Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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