Unlike the popular "Uncle Remus" stories of Joel Chandler Harris, Charles W. Chesnutt's tales probe psychological depths in black people unheard of before in Southern regional writing. They also expose the anguish of mixed-race men and women and the consequences of racial hatred, mob violence, and moral compromise. This important collection contains all the stories in his two published volumes, The Conjure Woman and The Wife of His Youth, along with two uncollected works: the tragic "Dave's Neckliss" and "Baxter's Procustes", Chesnutt's parting shot at prejudice.
Series: Penguin Classics
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Csm Rei edition (June 1, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.7 ounces