Passing

Passing

Nella Larsen
Editor/introduction: Thadious M. Davis
Notes by: Thadious M. Davis

Format
ePub
Price
$12.00
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101191156
  • 160 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview


Clare Kendry leads a dangerous life. Fair, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past. Clare’s childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, but refuses to acknowledge the racism that continues to constrict her family’s happiness. A chance encounter forces both women to confront the lies they have told others—and the secret fears they have buried within themselves.

First published in 1929, Passing is a remarkably candid exploration of shifting racial and sexual boundaries.

Passing

Passing

Nella Larsen
Editor/introduction: Thadious M. Davis
Notes by: Thadious M. Davis

Praise

“A work so fine, sensitive, and distinguished that it rises above race categories and becomes that rare object, a good novel.” —Saturday Review of Literature

Table of Contents

Introduction

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Text 

Part One: Encounter 
Part Two: Re-Encounter 
Part Three: Finale

Explanatory Notes

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