The House Behind the Cedars
By (author) Charles W. Chesnutt
House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
Book DescriptionOriginally published in 1900, this groundbreaking novel by a distinguished African-American author explores the Southern obsession with race. The drama of a brother and sister who "pass for white" during the dangerous days of Reconstruction, it offers realistic, unsentimental perspectives on the role of race in 19th-century American life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486461441
(211mm x 137mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles W. Chesnutt
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A 1928 novel on a mulatto torn between passing for white and sticking up for blacks. For most of his life Donald Glover, a handsome man of letters, confronts tempting offers to take the easy way out.
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The Norton Critical Edition of this hugely influential novel gives readers the fullest possible sense of its historical background and critical assessment.
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Author Biography - Charles W. Chesnutt
One of America's first great African-American novelists, Charles Chesnutt (18581932) exposed the harsh dimensions of Southern prejudice before and after the Civil War. Powerful and passionate, his novels present richly imagined characters, both black and white, striving to make better lives for themselves."
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