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  • Author:
    Charles Waddell Chesnutt,Joan Sherman
  • ISBN:
    0486404269
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    978-0486404264
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    Dover Publications; Dover Thrift Editions edition (June 19, 1998)
  • Pages:
    117 pages
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by Charles Waddell Chesnutt (Author), Joan Sherman (Introduction). Chestnutt wrote two volumes of stories, "The Conjure Woman" (1899) and "The Wife of his Youth and other Stories of the Color Line" (1899).

by Charles Waddell Chesnutt (Author), Joan Sherman (Introduction). This short, inexpensive book from the Dover Thrift series includes stories from each volume together with a useful introduction to Chestnutt by Joan Sherman. There are five "Conjure Woman" stories in the brief volume. These stories take place in North Carolina just after the Civil War and they relate back to events and characters in the pre-Civil War period.

This short, inexpensive book from the Dover Thrift series includes stories from each volume together with a useful introduction to Chestnutt by Joan Sherman. There are five "Conjure Woman" stories in the brief volume

This short, inexpensive book from the Dover Thrift series includes stories from each volume together with a useful introduction to Chestnutt by Joan Sherman.

An African American born in Ohio, Charles Waddell Chesnutt grew up in North Carolina His major story collections, The Conjure Woman (1899) and The Wife of his Youth and Other Stories of the Color.

An African American born in Ohio, Charles Waddell Chesnutt grew up in North Carolina. At age 25, he returned to Cleveland to raise his family and practice legal stenography. Resisting the temptation to pass as a white man, he made the issue of race and the inequality of African Americans in the Reconstruction South the primary subject of his fiction, essays, and speeches throughout his life. His first story, "The Goophered Grapevine" (1887), was published in the Atlantic Monthly.

Chesnutt was born 15/16 caucasian, and chose to life his life under allegiance to the black communities

Chesnutt was born 15/16 caucasian, and chose to life his life under allegiance to the black communities. His plot twists will get yer goat.

Outstanding, affordably priced volume presents a selection of 10 best stories by a pioneer in the development of African-American fiction: The Goophered Grapevine, Po’ Sandy .

Outstanding, affordably priced volume presents a selection of 10 best stories by a pioneer in the development of African-American fiction: The Goophered Grapevine, Po’ Sandy, Sis’ Becky’s Pickaninny, The Wife of His Youth, Dave’s Neckliss, The Passing of Grandison, A Matter of Principle, The Sheriff’s Children, Baxter’s Procrustes, and "The Doll. Redolent with wit, charm, and insight; essential reading for students of African-American culture.

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Authors: Charles Waddell Chesnutt Joan R Sherman. This outstanding, affordable volume presents a selection of the best of both conjure and color line tales. Published by Dover Publications, Incorporated. Ten stories include "The Goophered Grapevine," widely considered Chesnutt's best work, "Po' Sandy," "Sis' Becky's Pickaninny," "The Doll," "The Wife of His Youth," "Dave's Neckliss," "The Passing of Grandison," "A Matter of Principle, "The Sheriff's Children," and a wry look at the American intelligentsia, "Baxter's Procrustes.

A pioneer in the development of fiction giving voice to the African-American experience, Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858–1932) found literary success with his "conjure tales" — vignettes from black folk life, recounted partially in the vernacular — and later with his "stories of the color line," which addressed more directly the problems of race in America.This outstanding, affordable volume presents a selection of the best of both conjure and color line tales. Ten stories include "The Goophered Grapevine," widely considered Chesnutt's best work, "Po' Sandy," "Sis' Becky's Pickaninny," "The Doll," "The Wife of His Youth," "Dave's Neckliss," "The Passing of Grandison," "A Matter of Principle, "The Sheriff's Children," and a wry look at the American intelligentsia, "Baxter's Procrustes."Brimming with wit, charm, and insight, these stories testify to the qualities that have earned Chesnutt an enduring place in American literature and have made his fiction required reading for scholars and students of African-American history and culture. This edition features an informative Introduction by African-American literature expert Joan Sherman that provides valuable background information on Chesnutt and his work.


Thozius
Loved the Conjure tales. The dialect is hard to read, you have to really slow down to understand. But it is worth the effort to find such compelling fables, I especially enjoyed, "Po' Sandy".

Of the stories written in regular English I very much enjoyed," The Passing of Grandison".

I felt I gained insight into that long-ago time.
Coiron
Good price and product came as described.
Kirimath
Purchased as s gift for my grands. They are enjoying it.
POFOD
luv it
Iseared
it was for class requirement
Kamuro
Charles Chestnutt (1858-1932)was a pioneering African-American short story writer, novelist and essayist. He wrote about the life of blacks during the reconstruction era and during slavery. He also wrote about turn-of-the century relationships between black people and white people and about the emerging black urban middle-class and its relationship to both poor rural black people and to educated white people.
Chestnutt wrote two volumes of stories, "The Conjure Woman" (1899) and "The Wife of his Youth and other Stories of the Color Line" (1899). This short, inexpensive book from the Dover Thrift series includes stories from each volume together with a useful introduction to Chestnutt by Joan Sherman.
There are five "Conjure Woman" stories in the brief volume. These stories take place in North Carolina just after the Civil War and they relate back to events and characters in the pre-Civil War period. The stories are told in a heavy dialect which takes some getting used to. The characters are a white Northern couple, John and Annie, who have moved to North Carolina, an aging black storyteller and former slave named Uncle Julius, and a "conjure woman" named Aunt Peggy. At critical moments during their stay in North Carolina, Uncle Julius tells John and Annie stories about the conjure woman which illuminate life in the slave South and which have a way of returning back to John and Annie as well. The stories are fun, creative, and outrageous.
The second group of five stories explore white black relationships subsequent to the Civil War as well as relationships between different types of black people. There are three stories which deal with highly educated black people and the ambivalence they feel towards the rural blacks in the post-Reconstruction south. These stories also show the difficulties faced by urban black people in the North at the turn-of-the century in gaining acceptance from their neighboors. (Chestnutt had first-hand experience of this situation.) There is also a story centering upon a lynching in a Sourthern town.
This is a short, inexpensive book which will introduce the reader to an early African-American writer who deserves to be better known.
sergant
I started off reading just a few of the stories for a literature class I was taking, but had to go back and read ALL of the stories. I enjoyed them so much. I love the subtlety in the writing but with a punch. I would say Charles Waddell Chestnutt was ahead of his time.