The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt
A collection from one of our most influential African American writers
An icon of nineteenth-century American fiction, Charles W. Chesnutt, an incisive storyteller of the aftermath of slavery in the South, is widely credited with almost single-handedly inaugurating the African American short story tradition and was the first African American novelist to achieve national critical acclaim. This major addition to Penguin Classics features an ideal sampling of his work: twelve short stories (including conjure tales and protest fiction), three essays, and the novel The Marrow of Tradition. Published here for the 150th anniversary of Chesnutt's birth, The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt will bring to a new audience the genius of a man whose legacy underlies key trends in modern black fiction.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
THE PASSING OF GRANDISON
UNCLE WELLINGTONS WIVES
THE WEB OF CIRCUMSTANCE
THE MARROW OF TRADITION
WHAT IS A WHITE MAN?
THE DISFRANCHISEMENT OF THE NEGRO
THE WIFE OF HIS YOUTH
THE SHERIFFS CHILDREN
A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE
Other editions - View all
African American ag'in asked Baxter be'n Becky befo bout Braboy Charles Chesnutt Chesnutt child Clara Clayton club colored Conjure Woman crime Dave Delamere Delamere's dere dese dey wuz Dick Dilsey doan door Ellis eyes father fer ter gentleman goopher Grandison Groveland hand hoss Jerry Josh Josh Green Julius Kunnel little Mose Livy long ez look Major Carteret Mammy Jane marriage Marrow of Tradition Mars Dugal Mars Jeems marster matter McBane Miller monst'us mulatto negro never nigger night nuffin Ochiltree Olivia oman pickaninny plantation Polly Procrustes race replied Robeson County roun Sandy sheriff South Southern stood story sump'n tell Tenie thing tion town uncle Wellington useter w'at w'en w'ite folks wife woman wuz gwine young yuther