The House Behind the Cedars

The House Behind the Cedars


Introduction by: Donald B. Gibson

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140186857
  • 224 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

An early masterwork among American literary treatments of miscegenation, Chesnutt’s story is of two young African Americans who decide to pass for white in order to claim their share of the American dream.

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Praise

“A pioneering work about racial passing.”
—Werner Sollors, Harvard University
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