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Passing

Author: Nella Larsen
Publisher: Lexington, KY : Createspace 2012.
Edition/Format:   Visual material : English
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Clare and Irene were two childhood friends. They lost touch when Clare's father died and she moved in with two white aunts. By hiding that Clare was part-black, they allowed her to 'pass' as a white woman and marry a white racist. Irene lives in Harlem, commits herself to racial uplift, and marries a black doctor. The novel centers on the meeting of the two childhood friends later in life, and the unfolding of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Race identity
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nella Larsen
ISBN: 1466399589 9781466399587
OCLC Number: 783780706
Language Note: English
Notes: Passing was first published in 1929 but has received renewed attention because of its close examination of racial & sexual ambiguities. It has achieved canonical status in many American universities.
Description: 216 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Encounter --
Re-Encounter --
Finale.
Responsibility: Nella Larsen.

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Clare and Irene were two childhood friends. They lost touch when Clare's father died and she moved in with two white aunts. By hiding that Clare was part-black, they allowed her to 'pass' as a white woman and marry a white racist. Irene lives in Harlem, commits herself to racial uplift, and marries a black doctor. The novel centers on the meeting of the two childhood friends later in life, and the unfolding of events as each woman is fascinated and seduced by the other's daring lifestyle.

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