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Originally 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 Details

ISBN: 9780486461441
ISBN-10: 0486461440
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 137mm x 10mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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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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