Charles Chesnutt Books

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Baxter Procrustes

  [english | 1904]  

Charles Chesnutt


Excerpts: [... 93, 1904. Baxter's Procrustes is one of the publications of the Bodleian Club. The Bodleian Club is composed of gentlemen of culture, who are interested ...... each member takes his pipe from the rack, fills it with tobacco, and then the whole club, with the president at the head, all smoking furiously, ...... should meet the club standard, - books in which emphasis should be laid ...]
Genres: [short storyDownloads: 7

Dave Neckliss

  [english | ]  

Charles Chesnutt


Summary: [Includes bibliographical references (p. xix-xx).]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 337

Frederick Douglass

  [english | 1899]  

Charles Chesnutt


Summary: [Life and Times of Frederick Douglass is Frederick Douglass third autobiography published in 1881 revised in 1892. The emancipation of American Slaves during and following the Civil War allowed Douglass to go into greater specifics of both his life as a slave and his escape from slavery in this volume than he could in his two previous autobiographies (which would have put both himself and his ...]
Genres: [biography | african american studiesDownloads: 285

Hot Foot Hannibal

  [english | ]  

Charles Chesnutt


Summary: [Hot Foot Hannibal And Other Stories Dodo Press by Charles W Chesnutt. Charles Waddell Chesnutt 1858-1932 was an African American author essayist and political activist best known for his novels and short stories exploring racism and other social themes. He was born in Cleveland Ohio. His parents were free persons of color . They offered to sell him into slavery. Charles entered school at the age ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 384

Po Sandy

  [english | ]  

Charles Chesnutt


Summary: [Sandy by Alice Hegan Rice. Hard Back]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 117

The Bouquet

  [english | ]  

Charles Chesnutt


Excerpts: [... - and there were several - were taught by white teachers, and had been so taught since the state had undertaken to provide free public instruction ...... constituted the aristocracy of the old regime they might be said rather to represent the new order of things, in which labor was in time to become honorable, ...... There had been a little left. Mrs. Myrover was thrifty, and had ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 346

The Colonel Dream

  [english | 1905]  

Charles Chesnutt


Summary: [When former Confederate officer Colonel French returns to his North Carolina hometown after building his fortune in the North he is a new man. He intends to create better economic conditions for those who have only known hardship. But there is a new social order in the South that stands in his way. The very men who used to look upon Colonel French with awe now berate him and his idealism-- and th]
Genres: [fiction and literatureDownloads: 357

The Conjure Woman

  [english | 1899]  

Charles Chesnutt


Summary: [This collection of tales is framed with a story of a Yankee setting up a vineyard in North Carolina after the Civil War and being told several tales of sorcery by an ex-slave Uncle Julius. The dialect rendering can be annoying but if you can tolerate that and the rational explanation added to each story this is quite an interesting little collection. Some are genuinely disturbing and Sis Beckys ...]
Genres: [short story collection | occult | african american studiesDownloads: 115

The Goophered Grapevine

  [english | ]  

Charles Chesnutt


Summary: [The Goophered Grapevine And Other Stories Dodo Press by Charles W Chesnutt. Charles Waddell Chesnutt 1858-1932 was an African American author essayist and political activist best known for his novels and short stories exploring racism and other social themes. He was born in Cleveland Ohio. His parents were free persons of color . They offered to sell him into slavery. Charles entered school at ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 423

The House Behind The Cedars

  [english | 1900]  

Charles Chesnutt


Summary: [I. A little book of western verse. II. A little book of profitable tales. III. Second book of verse. IV. Poems of childhood. V. The holy cross and other tales. VI. Echoes from the Sabine farm. Translations from Horace VII. The love affairs of a bibliomaniac. VIII. The house an episode in the lives of Reuben Baker astronomer and of his wife Alice. IX. Songs and other verse. X. Second books of]
Genres: [fiction and literature | african american studiesDownloads: 402

The Sheriff Children

  [english | ]  

Charles Chesnutt


Summary: [Includes bibliographical references (p. xix-xx).]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 337

The Wife Of His Youth

  [english | ]  

Charles Chesnutt


Excerpts: [... among a people whose social condition presented almost unlimited room for improvement. By accident, combined perhaps with some natural ...... from which the colored race had suffered most and later, when such critics had succeeded in getting on the inside, they had been heard to ...... his manners were irreproachable, and his morals above suspicion. He had come to Groveland a young ...]
Genres: [classicDownloads: 186