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Complete Tales of Uncle Remus

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ISBN-10: 0618154299

ISBN-13: 9780618154296

Edition: 2002

Authors: Joel Chandler Harris, Richard Chase

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Its been more than a hundred years since the publication of the first Uncle Remus book, and it was in 1955 that all of the delightful and inimitable tales of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Bear, and Brer Wolf were gathered together in one volume. All of the animal tales from eight books are here, along with the illustrations which originally accompanied them.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/27/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 848
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Joel Chandler Harris was born in Eatonton, Ga., on December 9, 1848. Deserted by his father at an early age, Harris dropped out of school and began working as a literary apprentice to help his mother make ends meet. Soon after, he was writing humorous pieces for several Georgia newspapers and in 1876, Harris joined the Staff of the Atlanta Constitution as an editor. Harris is best remembered for writing the Uncle Remus stories. Based on traditional African tales and folklore, the stories feature animal characters, such as Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox, who are endowed with human characteristics. Some of the Uncle Remus titles include Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings, Night with Uncle Remus, Uncle Remus and His Friends, and Uncle Remus and the Little Boy. After his death on July 3, 1908, Harris's home in Atlanta's West End was preserved as a museum called Wren's Nest. The museum got its name from a family of wrens that were found nesting in Harris's rickety old wooden mailbox.

Foreword
Acknowledgment
A Note on the Text
Introduction
Preface and Dedication
Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings
Uncle Remus Initiates the Little Boy
The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story
Why Mr. Possum Loves Peace
How Mr. Rabbit Was Too Sharp for Mr. Fox
The Story of the Deluge, and How It Came About
Mr. Rabbit Grossly Deceives Mr. Fox
Mr. Fox Is Again Victimized
Mr. Fox Is "Outdone" by Mr. Buzzard
Miss Cow Falls a Victim to Mr. Rabbit
Mr. Terrapin Appears upon the Scene
Mr. Wolf Makes a Failure
Mr. Fox Tackles Old Man Tarrypin
The Awful Fate of Mr. Wolf
Mr. Fox and the Deceitful Frogs
Mr. Fox Goes a-Hunting, but Mr. Rabbit Bags the Game
Old Mr. Rabbit, He's a Good Fisherman
Mr. Rabbit Nibbles Up the Butter
Mr. Rabbit Finds His Match at Last
The Fate of Mr. Jack Sparrow
How Mr. Rabbit Saved His Meat
Mr. Rabbit Meets His Match Again
A Story About the Little Rabbits
Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear Catches Old Mr. Bull-Frog
How Mr. Rabbit Lost His Fine Bushy Tail
Mr. Terrapin Shows His Strength
Why Mr. Possum Has No Hair on His Tail
The End of Mr. Bear
Mr. Fox Gets into Serious Business
How Mr. Rabbit Succeeded in Raising a Dust
A Plantation Witch
"Jacky-My-Lantern"
Why the Negro Is Black
The Sad Fate of Mr. Fox
Nights with Uncle Remus: Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation
Mr. Fox and Miss Goose
Brother Fox Catches Mr. Horse
Brother Rabbit and the Little Girl
How Brother Fox Was Too Smart
Brother Rabbit's Astonishing Prank
Brother Rabbit Secures a Mansion
Mr. Lion Hunts for Mr. Man
The Story of the Pigs
Mr. Benjamin Ram and His Wonderful Fiddle
Brother Rabbit's Riddle
How Mr. Rooster Lost His Dinner
Brother Rabbit Breaks Up a Party
Brother Fox, Brother Rabbit, and King Deer's Daughter
Brother Terrapin Deceives Brother Buzzard
Brother Fox Covets the Quills
How Brother Fox Failed to Get His Grapes
Mr. Fox Figures As an Incendiary
A Dream and a Story
The Moon in the Mill-Pond
Brother Rabbit Takes Some Exercise
Why Brother Bear Has No Tail
How Brother Rabbit Frightened His Neighbors
Mr. Man Has Some Meat
How Brother Rabbit Got the Meat
African Jack
Why the Alligator's Back Is Rough
Brother Wolf Says Grace
Spirits, Seen and Unseen
A Ghost Story
Brother Rabbit and His Famous Foot
"In Some Lady's Garden"
Brother 'Possum Gets in Trouble
Why the Guinea-Fowls Are Speckled
Brother Rabbit's Love-Charm
Brother Rabbit Submits to a Test
Brother Wolf Falls a Victim
Brother Rabbit and the Mosquitoes
The Pimmerly Plum
Brother Rabbit Gets the Provisions
"Cutta Cord-La!"
Aunt Tempy's Story
The Fire-Test
The Cunning Snake
How Brother Fox Was Too Smart
Brother Wolf Gets in a Warm Place
Brother Wolf Still in Trouble
Brother Rabbit Lays In His Beef Supply
Brother Rabbit and Mr. Wildcat
Mr. Benjamin Ram Defends Himself
Brother Rabbit Pretends to Be Poisoned
More Trouble for Brother Wolf
Brother Rabbit Outdoes Mr. Man
Brother Rabbit Takes a Walk
Old Grinny Granny Wolf
How Wattle Weasel Was Caught
Brother Rabbit Ties Mr. Lion
Mr. Lion's Sad Predicament
The Origin of the Ocean
Brother Rabbit Gets Brother Fox's Dinner
How the Bear Nursed the Little Alligator
Why Mr. Dog Runs Brother Rabbit
Brother Wolf and the Horned Cattle
Brother Fox and the White Muscadines
Mr. Hawk and Brother Buzzard
Mr. Hawk and Brother Rabbit
The Wise Bird and the Foolish Bird
Old Brother Terrapin Gets Some Fish
Brother Fox Makes a Narrow Escape
Brother Fox's Fish-Trap
Brother Rabbit Rescues Brother Terrapin
The Night Before Christmas
Daddy Jake, The Runaway: And Short Stories Told After Dark
Crazy Sue's Story
How a Witch Was Caught
The Little Boy and His Dogs
How Black Snake Caught the Wolf
Why the Guineas Stay Awake
How the Terrapin Was Taught to Fly
The Creature with No Claws
Uncle Remus's Wonder Story
The Rattlesnake and the Plecat
How the Birds Talk
The Foolish Woman
The Adventures of Simon and Susanna
Brother Rabbit and the Gingercakes
Brother Rabbit's Courtship
Uncle Remus and His Friends: Old Plantation Stories, Songs, and Ballads with Sketches of Negro Character
Why the Hawk Catches Chickens
Brother Bear and the Honey Orchard
Brother Rabbit Has Fun at the Ferry
Death and the Negro Man
Where the Harrycane Comes From
Why Brother Wolf Didn't Eat the Little Rabbits
Mrs. Partridge Has a Fit
Brother Fox "Smells Smoke"
Brother Fox Still in Trouble
Why Brother Fox's Legs Are Black
Why Brother Bull Growls and Grumbles
The Man and the Wild Cattle
Brother Rabbit Frightens Brother Tiger
Brother Billy Goat Eats His Dinner
The King That Talked Biggity
Brother Rabbit's Money Mint
Why the Moon's Face Is Smutty
Brother Rabbit Conquers Brother Lion
"Heyo, House!"
According to How the Drop Falls
A Fool for Luck
The Man and His Boots
Brother Mud Turtle's Trickery
How the King Recruited His Army
Told by Uncle Remus: New Stories of the Old Plantation
The Reason Why
Why Mr. Cricket Has Elbows on His Legs
How Wiley Wolf Rode in the Bag
Brother Rabbit's Laughing-Place
Brother Rabbit and the Chickens
Little Mister Cricket and the Other Creatures
When Brother Rabbit Was King
How Old Craney-Crow Lost His Head
Brother Fox Follows the Fashion
Why the Turkey Buzzard Is Bald-Headed
Brother Deer and King Sun's Daughter
Brother Rabbit's Cradle
Brother Rabbit and Brother Bull-Frog
Why Mr. Dog Is Tame
Brother Rabbit and the Gizzard-Eater
Brother Rabbit and Miss Nancy
The Hard-Headed Woman
Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit
The Creeturs Go to the Barbecue
Brer Rabbit's Frolic
Brother Bear's Big House
Brer Rabbit Treats the Creeturs to a Race
Brer Rabbit and the Gold Mine
How Mr. Lion Lost His Wool
Uncle Remus and the Little Boy
The Story of the Doodang
Brer Rabbit Has Trouble with the Moon
Brer Rabbit Causes Brer Fox to Lose His Hide
How Brer Rabbit Saved Brer B'ar's Life
The Story of Teenchy-Tiny Duck
The Story of Brer Fox and Little Mr. Cricket
Uncle Remus Returns
Brother Rabbit's Bear Hunt
Impty-Umpty and the Blacksmith
Taily-po
Brother Rabbit, Brother Fox, and Two Fat Pullets
How Brother Rabbit Brought Family Trouble on Brother Fox
The Most Beautiful Bird in the World
Seven Tales of Uncle Remus
Mr. Crow and Brother Buzzard Two Little Tales As Told by Old Uncle Remus
Mr. Goat's Short Tail
The Baby and the Punkins
Two Plantation Stories
Brother Rabbit's Barbecue
How Brother Bear Exposed Brother Rabbit at the Barbecue
Brother Bear Learns to Comb His Head
Why the Bear Is a Wrestler
Brother Rabbit Doesn't Go to See Aunt Nancy
Glossary