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Feb 01, 1993
| ISBN 9780140186864
Feb 01, 1993
| ISBN 9781101199381
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Feb 01, 1993 | ISBN 9780140186864
Feb 01, 1993 | ISBN 9781101199381
Based on a historically accurate account of the Wilmington, North Carolina, “race riot” of 1898, African-American author Charles W. Chesnutt’s innovative novel is a passionate portrait of the betrayal of black culture in America. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Charles W. Chestnutt (1858–1932) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, where his family had moved from Fayettefille, North Carolina, to seek better economic opportunities. Shortly after the Civil War, they returned to Fayetteville, where Chesnutt spent most of his childhood and… More about Charles W. Chesnutt
“Chesnutt was tremendously explicit in representing the violence and his own anger. Today it reads as one of the more enduring novels of the era.” —Richard Yarborough, UCLA
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