The Marrow of Tradition
By (author) Charles W. Chesnutt
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Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
Book DescriptionA landmark in the history of African-American fiction, this gripping 1901 novel was among the first literary challenges to racial stereotypes. Its tragic history of 2 families unfolds against the backdrop of the post-Reconstruction South and climaxes with a race riot based on an actual 1898 incident.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486431635
(209mm x 134mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles W. Chesnutt
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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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