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Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell) 1858-1932

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Works: 285 works in 1,068 publications in 4 languages and 62,236 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Short stories  Bibliography  Prayers and devotions 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1292.C6,
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The marrow of tradition by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
102 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,349 libraries worldwide
The racial conflicts in the late-nineteenth century explode, permanently influencing the lives of black and white citizens of a small Southern city
The house behind the cedars by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
82 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 1,932 libraries worldwide
"The House Behind the Cedars tells of John and Lena Walden, mulatto siblings who pass for white in the postbellum American South. The drama that unfolds as they travel between black and white worlds constitutes a riveting portrait of the shifting and intractable nature of race in American life. This edition revitalizes a much-neglected masterpiece by one of our most important African-American writers."--Jacket
The conjure woman by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
88 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,846 libraries worldwide
"The Conjure Woman is the title of an 1899 collection of seven stories by Charles W. Chesnutt, an important African American writer from the post-Civil War South; it was his first book. The stories deal with the racial issues facing the South after the war"--Cover
The wife of his youth, and other stories of the color line by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
65 editions published between 1898 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,564 libraries worldwide
Stories, novels & essays : the conjure woman ; The wife of his youth and other stories of the color line ; The house behind the cedars ; The marrow of tradition ; Uncollected stories ; Selected essays by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,410 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Charles W. Chesnutt broke new ground in American literature with searching explorations of the meaning of race and innovative use of African American speech and folklore. Rejecting genteel Victorian hypocrisy about miscegenation, lynching, and "passing," Chesnutt exposed the deformed logic of Jim Crow with novels and stories of formal clarity-creating, in the process, the modern African American novel. The Conjure Woman (1899) introduced Chesnutt to the public as a writer of "conjure" tales, stories that explore black folklore and supernaturalism. That same year, he published The Wife of His Youth, and Other Stories of the Color Line, stories set in Chesnutt's native North Carolina that dramatize the legacies of slavery and Reconstruction at the turn of the century. His first novel, The House Behind the Cedars (1900) tells, as no previous novel ever had, of racial passing. The Marrow of Tradition (1901), Chesnutt's masterpiece, is a powerful and bitter novel about the harsh reassertion of white dominance in a southern town at the end of the Reconstruction era, based largely on the Wilmington race riot. Nine uncollected short stories, including conjure tales omitted from The Conjure Woman, round out a selection of the author's fiction. Eight essays highlight Chesnutt's prescient views on the paradoxes of race relations in America and the definition of race itself
The colonel's dream by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
64 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,227 libraries worldwide
In a progressive novel first published in 1905, former Confederate war hero Colonel French returns to his impoverished Southern hometown after years as a successful businessman in the North and struggles to revitalize the community despite a corrupt system that re-enslaves many of the town's black residents
Paul Marchand, F.M.C. by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
On discovering through an inheritance that he is white, Paul Marchand, a free man of color in 1820s New Orleans must renounce his mulatto wife and bastardize his children as mixed marriage is illegal. Marchand solves the problem by moving to France, even though this means giving up his fortune. A look at a man of honor
Charles W. Chesnutt : essays and speeches by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
The quarry by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
A 1928 novel on a mulatto torn between passing for white and sticking up for blacks. For most of his life Donald Glover, a handsome man of letters, confronts tempting offers to take the easy way out
A business career by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 libraries worldwide
The author writes in the "white life" style that some African-American writers adopted when they wrote about personal experiences about their lives and others
Evelyn's husband by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 libraries worldwide
This is one of the authors "white life " fiction books which relates the African American experience in the U.S
Baxter's Procrustes by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )
10 editions published between 1904 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 libraries worldwide
The goophered grapevine by Charles W Chesnutt( file )
8 editions published between 1887 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Dave's neckliss by Charles W Chesnutt( file )
8 editions published between 1889 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The march of progress by Charles W Chesnutt( file )
7 editions published between 1901 and 1996 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Po' Sandy by Charles W Chesnutt( file )
7 editions published between 1888 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Hot-foot Hannibal by Charles W Chesnutt( file )
7 editions published between 1899 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The bouquet by Charles W Chesnutt( file )
7 editions published between 1899 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The free colored people of North Carolina by Charles W Chesnutt( file )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The partners by Charles W Chesnutt( file )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Carolus Waddell Chesnutt
Charles Chesnutt Amerikaans auteur
Charles Chesnutt écrivain américain
Charles W. Chesnutt US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Chesnutt Charles 1858-1932
Chesnutt, Charles W.
Chesnutt, Charles W. 1858-1932
Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
Chesnutt Charles Waddell 1858-1932
Chestnutt, Charles Waddell
Waddell Chesnutt, Charles 1858-1932
Чеснутт, Чарльз
צ'ארלס צ'סנט
체스넛, 챨스 워델 1858-1932
チェスナット, チャールズ・ウォッデル
Languages
English (581)
German (5)
Japanese (2)
French (1)
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