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Charles Chesnutt was perhaps the most influential African-American fiction writerand#160;during the late nineteenth and earlyand#160;twentieth centuries. The House Behind the Cedars, his dramatic masterpiece, was crafted duringand#160;theand#160;tumultuous post-Civil War era in the South, when many in white societyand#160;feared the "evils" of interracial relationships. Boldly, with vivid detail and memorable characters, this novel explores the practice of "passing," as John and Rena Walden, two light-skinned African Americans, step over the color line to share in the American Dream.

Conceived by a novelist who himself had once considered "passing,"and#160;The House Behind the Cedars continues as one of the bravest, most compelling, andand#160;most important explorations of racism in American fiction.

Synopsis:

Originally published in 1900, this groundbreaking novel by a distinguished African-American author recounts the drama of a brother and sister who "pass for white" during the dangerous days of Reconstruction.

Synopsis:

Originally published in 1900, this groundbreaking novel by a distinguished African-American author explores the Southern obsession with race. The drama of a brother and sister who "pass for white" during the dangerous days of Reconstruction, it offers realistic, unsentimental perspectives on the role of race in 19th-century American life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486461441
Author:
Chesnutt, Charles
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Chesnutt, Charles W.
Author:
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.47 lb

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Originally published in 1900, this groundbreaking novel by a distinguished African-American author recounts the drama of a brother and sister who "pass for white" during the dangerous days of Reconstruction.
"Synopsis" by ,
Originally published in 1900, this groundbreaking novel by a distinguished African-American author explores the Southern obsession with race. The drama of a brother and sister who "pass for white" during the dangerous days of Reconstruction, it offers realistic, unsentimental perspectives on the role of race in 19th-century American life.
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