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Histories of Three-Fingered Jack: A Bibliography
Miscellaneous, Twentieth-Century, and Twenty-First-Century Accounts of Three-Fingered Jack


1. Miscellaneous, Twentieth-Century, and Twenty-First-Century Accounts of Three-Fingered Jack

Three Finger Jack. 1970. New Interest Reading. Kingston, Jamaica: Collins Sangster. Book 1B of a reading scheme for children. Other titles include ‘George and Eva’, based on Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Available at: National Library of Jamaica

Sherlock, Philip M. 1961. Three Finger Jack's treasure. Illustrated by William Reeves. Kingston, Jamaica: Jamaica Publishing House. Also published simultaneously in Britain by Macmillan.
Reprinted in 1969 and 1977.
176 pp.
An adventure story aimed at older children. The novel is set in contemporary JA and deals with a group of children who search for Three Finger Jack's treasure in order to save their property from having to be sold.
Available at: British Library; Bodleian Library, Oxford University; University of London Library (Senate House); National Library of Scotland

Black, Clinton V. 1966. Tales of Old Jamaica. Harlow, Essex: Longman
Includes Three-Fingered Jack as one among a number of other stories, pp. 110-119. The plot follows the Burdett version.

‘Mansong’ Jamaica National Pantomime by Ted Dwyer.
For its 1980-1981 season, the Little Theatre Movement in Jamaica produced a pantomime called Mansong. The plot follows the earlier stage versions in that it includes the romance between Rosa and Captain Orford, but makes some dramatic changes, including the addition of the character of Dada, an enslaved community elder with knowledge of obeah who narrates the story for contemporary Jamaicans.

2. A Modern Edition of Three Fingered Jack

Earle, William. 2005. Obi or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack. Edited by Srinivas Aravamudan. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview.
Includes an introduction by Aravamudan and a range of other primary sources, including the relevant extract from Benjamin Moseley’s History of Sugar.
Based on the 1800 edition.
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The History of Three-Fingered Jack. Edited by Srinivas Aravamudan

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