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

Overview
Works: 386 works in 1,477 publications in 5 languages and 72,325 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Diaries  Autobiographies  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator
Classifications: PS1292.C6, 813.4
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The house behind the cedars by Charles W Chesnutt( )

116 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1900, this groundbreaking novel by a distinguished African American author explores the Southern obsession with race. The drama of a brother and sister who "pass for white" during the dangerous days of Reconstruction, it offers realistic, unsentimental perspectives on the role of race in 19th-century American life. -- Publisher's description
The marrow of tradition by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )

148 editions published between 1901 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 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 conjure woman by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )

118 editions published between 1899 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories in The Conjure Woman were Charles W. Chesnutt's first great literary success, and since their initial publication in 1899 they have come to be seen as some of the most remarkable works of African American literature from the Emancipation through the Harlem Renaissance
The colonel's dream by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )

75 editions published between 1905 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative novel of reconstruction and race, a Civil War veteran tries to create a new utopia in his Southern hometown after gaining enlightenment and riches in the North. Revolutionary in both its storyline and its storytelling,The Colonels Dreamwas one of the most progressive books of its time when it was first published in 1905. Few authors of African descent created white protagonists, but Charles Chesnutt did just that, exploring the economic and social conditions of freed slaves through the eyes of Colonel French, a former Confederate officer. Returning to his impoverished hometown after years as a successful businessman in the North, French attempts to revitalize the community and improve living conditions for a vibrant cast of characters living there, including his old servant and an ambitious young woman. Despite his hopes, French faces roadblocks at every turn, including a corrupt convict-leasing system that essentially re-enslaves many of the towns black residents. With a new, no-holds barred Introduction by the incomparable Ishmael Reed,The Colonels Dreamoffers a prophetic perspective on modern issues of multiculturalism and economic disparity, making it a keystone in American literature and history
Paul Marchand, F.M.C. by Charles W Chesnutt( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,869 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
Baxter's Procrustes by Charles W Chesnutt( )

11 editions published between 1904 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of his youth by Charles W Chesnutt( )

16 editions published between 1898 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Po' Sandy by Charles W Chesnutt( )

8 editions published between 1888 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,820 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
Hot-foot Hannibal by Charles W Chesnutt( )

8 editions published between 1899 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,820 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
Dave's neckliss by Charles W Chesnutt( )

9 editions published between 1889 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,817 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 1,782 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 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bouquet by Charles W Chesnutt( )

7 editions published between 1899 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The partners by Charles W Chesnutt( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free Colored People of North Carolina by Charles W Chesnutt( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of his youth, and other stories of the color line by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )

50 editions published between 1899 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,694 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
The quarry by Charles W Chesnutt( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,528 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
Charles W. Chesnutt : essays and speeches by Charles W Chesnutt( )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 77 works included in this volume comprise all of Chesnutt's known works of nonfiction, 38 of which are reprinted here for the first time. They reveal an ardent and often outraged spokesman for the African American whose militancy increased to such a degree that, by 1903, he had more in common with W. E. B. Du Bois than Booker T. Washington. He was, however, a lifelong integrationist and even an advocate of "race amalgamation," seeing interracial marriage as the ultimate means of solving "the Negro Problem," as it was termed at the end of the century. That he championed the African American during the Jim Crow era while opposing Black Nationalism and other "race pride" movements attests to the way Chesnutt defined himself as a controversial figure, in his time and ours
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 )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,224 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
Evelyn's husband by Charles W Chesnutt( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the authors "white life " fiction books which relates the African American experience in the U.S
 
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The marrow of traditionThe conjure womanThe colonel's dreamPaul Marchand, F.M.C.The wife of his youth, and other stories of the color lineThe quarryCharles W. Chesnutt : essays and speechesStories, 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 essaysEvelyn's husband
Alternative Names
Carolus Waddell Chesnutt

Charles Chesnutt Amerikaans auteur

Charles Chesnutt écrivain américain

Charles W. (Charles Waddell) Chesnutt

Charles W. Chesnutt

Charles W. Chesnutt US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Chesnutt Charles 1858-1932

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

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Chesnutt Charles Waddell 1858-1932

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Waddell Chesnutt, Charles 1858-1932

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