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

Overview
Works: 302 works in 1,167 publications in 4 languages and 65,988 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  History  Diaries  Short stories  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence  Bibliography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1292.C6, 813.4
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The marrow of tradition by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )

111 editions published between 1901 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel of Southern life in a stirring tale of racial confrontation in a reconstructionist Southern town. With a memorable cast of characters, including the imperious newspaperman Major Carteret, and Dr. Miller, a young Negro physician married to Mrs. Carteret's unacknowledged octoroon half-sister
The house behind the cedars by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )

92 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member 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 )

97 editions published between 1899 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,848 WorldCat member 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 1899 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Represents a 19th century American novel by an African American which is important to the study of American folklore, culture, and literary history
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 )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member 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 )

68 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,226 WorldCat member 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 )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member 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 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quarry by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member 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
Evelyn's husband by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member 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 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of his youth by Charles W Chesnutt( )

9 editions published between 1898 and 1997 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goophered grapevine by Charles W Chesnutt( )

8 editions published between 1887 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the full text of the short story "The Goophered Grapevine," written by Charles W. Chesnutt, published in "Atlantic Monthly" in 1887, and compiled by the English Department of Carnegie Mellon University, a private institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The march of progress by Charles W Chesnutt( )

7 editions published between 1901 and 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave's neckliss by Charles W Chesnutt( )

8 editions published between 1889 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot-foot Hannibal by Charles W Chesnutt( )

7 editions published between 1899 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the full text of the short story "Hot-Foot Hannibal," written by Charles W. Chesnutt, published in "Atlantic Monthly" in 1899, and compiled by the English Department of Carnegie Mellon University, a private institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Po' Sandy by Charles W Chesnutt( )

7 editions published between 1888 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the full text of the short story "Po' Sandy," written by Charles W. Chesnutt, published in "Atlantic Monthly" in 1888, and compiled by the English Department of Carnegie Mellon University, a private institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Bouquet by Charles W Chesnutt( )

7 editions published between 1899 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The partners by Charles W Chesnutt( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The free colored people of North Carolina by Charles W Chesnutt( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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
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

Chesnutt Charles Waddell 1858-1932

Chestnutt, Charles Waddell

Waddell Chesnutt, Charles 1858-1932

Чеснутт, Чарльз

צ'ארלס צ'סנט

ചാൾസ് ഡബ്ല്യൂ. ചെസ്‍നട്ട്

체스넛, 챨스 워델 1858-1932

チェスナット, チャールズ・ウォッデル

Languages
English (621)

German (7)

Japanese (2)

French (1)

Covers
The house behind the cedarsThe conjure womanThe wife of his youth, and other stories of the color lineStories, 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 essaysThe colonel's dreamPaul Marchand, F.M.C.Charles W. Chesnutt : essays and speechesThe quarryEvelyn's husband