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Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

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ISBN-10: 048628512X

ISBN-13: 9780486285122

Edition: 1995 (Unabridged)

Authors: James Weldon Johnson

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Remarkable novel relates, through an anonymous narrator, events in the life of an American of mixed ethnicity whose exceptional abilities allow him to move freely in society-from the rural South to the urban North and eventually, Europe. A revolutionary work which not only probes the psychological aspects of "passing for white" but also examines the American caste and class system.
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Book details

List price: $4.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/10/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works…