|Plot Summary of At Her Majesty's Request|
|"Sarah, an Egbado princess, watches as her tribe is overrun by invading Dahoman warriors. She is about to be executed with the rest of the royal family as she is rescued by an intervening English soldier. He takes her to the local outlet of the church missionary society where she is cared for, educated, and introduced to the wiles of "civilized" society.
Sarah later becomes the ward of England's Queen Victoria and is given freedoms that she would never have in her homeland; in fact, she is treated almost as an equal to the queen's own. Though she lives in splendor, the girl still suffers tragedies in relationships, as well as the ongoing subtle persecutions that she experiences because of her race.
However, the story is still a triumph of the spirit and one that tells of the compassion of one individual toward another, an inspirational read for the young.
Reginald D. Garrard, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of At Her Majesty's Request|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Political/social rights fight
- minorities fighting for rights
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
If this is a culture clash:
- minority culture living in majority area
ethnic of society (outside)
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- Subsaharan African
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other people
- Fancy Mansion
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 11-14
- A ton 16-20 B&W
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