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Title: Jane's career: a story of Jamaica
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: de Lisser, Herbert G.
de Lisser, Herbert George, 1878-1944
Publisher: Gleaner Co.
Place of Publication: Kingston, Jamaica
Publication Date: 1913
Subjects / Keywords: Caribbean
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
Biographical: From Wikipedia for H. G. de Lisser, from 29 June 2013: Herbert George de Lisser CMG (9 December 1878 - 19 May 1944) was a Jamaican journalist and author. He has been called "one of the most conspicuous figures in the history of West Indian literature". De Lisser was born in Falmouth, Jamaica, and attended William Morrison's Collegiate School in Kingston. He started work at the Institute of Jamaica at the age of 14. Three years later he joined the Jamaica Daily Gleaner, of which his father was editor, as a proofreader, and two years later became a reporter on the Jamaica Times. In 1903, De Lisser became assistant editor of the Gleaner and was editor within the year. He wrote several articles for the paper every day. He also produced a novel or non-fiction book every year, beginning in 1913 with Jane: A Story of Jamaica, significant for being the first West Indian novel to have a central black character. Another famous novel of his, The White Witch of Rosehall (1929), is linked to a legend of a haunting in Jamaica. De Lisser also wrote several plays. In December 1920 he began publishing an annual magazine, Planters' Punch. De Lisser devoted much time and effort to the revival of the Jamaican sugar industry and represented Jamaica at a number of sugar conferences around the world. He was also general secretary of the Jamaica Imperial Association, honorary president of the Jamaica Press Association, and chairman of the West Indian section of the Empire Press Union. He was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 1920 New Year Honours.
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Source Institution: National Library of Jamaica ( SOBEK page | external link )
Holding Location: National Library of Jamaica ( SOBEK page | external link )
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution.
System ID: CA01000009:00001

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