The Question and Answer section for The Marrow of Tradition is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Tom Delamere and Lee Ellis are in love with the same woman, Clara Pemberton.
The book’s title comes from a line in a poem by Charles Lamb, a nineteenth century English writer. The book’s epigraph contains a few lines from the poem; “I like you and your book, ingenious Hone! / In whose capacious all-embracing leaves / The...
Dr. Miller's wife, Janet, is the racially mixed half-sister of Major Carteret's wife, Olivia. There were many children who were the product of relations between white slave owners and their slaves.