Nights with Uncle Remus

Nights with Uncle Remus

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Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142437667
  • 384 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up


For more than a hundred years, the tales of Joel Chandler Harris have entertained and influenced both readers and writers. Nights with Uncle Remus gathers seventy-one of Harris’s most popular narratives, featuring African American trickster tales, etiological myths, Sea Island legends, and chilling ghost stories. Told through the distinct voices of four slave storytellers, indispensable tales like “The Moon in the Mill-Pond” and other Brer Rabbit stories have inspired writers from Mark Twain to William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston to Toni Morrison, and helped revolutionize modern children’s literature and folktale collecting.

Table of Contents

Nights with Uncle RemusIntroduction: Folklore Performance and the Legacy of Joel Chandler Harris

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Text, Harris Editions, and Major Harris Collections

Nights with Uncle Remus

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