The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt

The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt


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  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101097595
  • 544 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Collections from two of our most influential African American writers?under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

An icon of nineteenth-century American fiction, Charles W. Chesnutt?an incisive storyteller of the aftermath of slavery in the South?is widely credited with almost single-handedly inaugurating the African American short story tradition and was the first African American novelist to achieve national critical acclaim. This major addition to Penguin Classics features an ideal sampling of his work: twelve short stories (including conjure tales and protest fiction), three essays, and the novel The Marrow of Tradition. Published here for the 150th anniversary of Chesnutt?s birth, The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt will bring to a new audience the genius of a man whose legacy underlies key trends in modern black fiction.

Table of Contents

General Introduction Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Introduction William L. Andrews
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Texts

The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt

I. Short Stories

The Goophered Grapevine
Po’ Sandy
Mars Jeems’s Nightmare
Sis’ Becky’s Pickaninny
The Wife of His Youth
The Sheriff’s Children
A Matter of Principle
The Passing of Grandison
Uncle Wellington’s Wives
The Web of Circumstance
Dave’s Neckliss
Baxter’s Procrustes

II. Novel

The Marrow of Tradition

III. Essays

What Is a White Man?
The Disfranchisement of the Negro
Post-Bellum—Pre-Harlem

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