The Marrow of Tradition (Dover Value Editions)
by Charles W. Chesnutt
Publication Date: Dec 19, 2003
List Price: $6.95
Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Imprint: Dover Publications
Publisher: Dover Publications
Parent Company: Dover Publications
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A landmark in the history of African-American fiction, this gripping 1901 novel was among the first literary challenges to racial stereotypes. Its tragic history of two families unfolds against the backdrop of the post-Reconstruction South and climaxes with a race riot based on an actual 1898 incident. The author relied upon eyewitness accounts of the riot to create an authentic setting and mood, and his sensitive artistry transcends a simple re-telling of the facts with a dramatic rendering of the conflict between racism and social justice. Unabridged republication of the classic 1901 edition.
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