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Publisher Comments:

A shining star of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Langston Hughes is one of modern literature's most revered African-American authors. Although best known for his poetry, Hughes produced in Not Without Laughter a powerful and pioneering classic novel.

This stirring coming-of-age tale unfolds in 1930s rural Kansas. A poignant portrait of African-American family life in the early twentieth century, it follows the story of young Sandy Rogers as he grows from a boy to a man. We meet Sandy's mother, Annjee, who works as a housekeeper for a wealthy white family; his strong-willed grandmother, Hager; Jimboy, Sandy's father, who travels the country looking for work; Aunt Tempy, the social climber; and Aunt Harriet, the blues singer who has turned away from her faith.

A fascinating chronicle of a family's joys and hardships, Not Without Laughter is a vivid exploration of growing up and growing strong in a racially divided society. A rich and important work, it masterfully echoes the black American experience.

Synopsis:

Poet Langston Hughes' onlyand#160;novel, a coming-of-age tale thatand#160;unfolds amid an African-American family in rural Kansas, explores the dilemmas of life in aand#160;racially divided society.

Table of Contents

I. Storm

II. Conversation

III. Jimboy's Letter

IV. Thursday Afternoon

V. Guitar

VI. Work

VII. White Folks

VIII. Dance

IX. Carnival

X. Punishment

XI. School

XII. Hard Winter

XIII. Christmas

XIV. Return

XV. One by One

XVI. Nothing but Love

XVII. Barber-Shop

XVIII. Children's Day

XIX. Ten Dollars and Costs

XX. Hey, Boy!

XXI. Note to Harriett

XXII. Beyond the Jordan

XXIII. Tempy's House

XXIV. A Shelf of Books

XXV. Pool Hall

XXVI. The Doors of Life

XXVII. Beware of Women

XXVIII. Chicago

XXIX. Elevator

XXX. Princess of the Blues

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486113906
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Classics
Author:
Hughes, Langston
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20080404
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.41 lb

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Poet Langston Hughes' onlyand#160;novel, a coming-of-age tale thatand#160;unfolds amid an African-American family in rural Kansas, explores the dilemmas of life in aand#160;racially divided society.
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