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Wife of His Youth and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0472061348

ISBN-13: 9780472061341

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Charles Waddell Chesnutt, Earl S. Miers, Clyde D. De Land

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List price: $15.95
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 3/15/1968
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

An African American born in Ohio, Charles Waddell Chesnutt grew up in North Carolina. At age 25, he returned to Cleveland to raise his family and practice legal stenography. Resisting the temptation to pass as a white man, he made the issue of race and the inequality of African Americans in the Reconstruction South the primary subject of his fiction, essays, and speeches throughout his life. His first story, "The Goophered Grapevine" (1887), was published in the Atlantic Monthly. His major story collections, The Conjure Woman (1899) and The Wife of his Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line (1899), are local-color stories rich in dialect. Uncle Julius, the former slave storyteller, is…