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The house behind the cedars

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An early masterwork among American literary treatments of miscegenation, Chesnutt's story is of two young African Americans who decide to pass for white in order to claim their share of the American dream. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators.
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display_description The House Behind the Cedars, which many consider Charles Chesnutt's finest novel, tells of John and Lena Walden, mulatto siblings who pass for white in the postbellum American South. The drama that unfolds as they travel between black and white worlds constitutes a riveting portrait of the shifting and intractable nature of race in American life. This edition revitalizes a much-neglected masterpiece by one of our most important African-American writers. As Werner Sollors writes, "William Dean Howells did not overstate his case when he compared Chesnutt's works with those by Turgenev, Maupassant, and James . . . and [Chesnutt] has become one of the most important 'crossover' authors from the African-American tradition."
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subject_facet African American women -- Southern States -- Fiction
African Americans -- Southern States -- Fiction
Passing (Identity) -- Fiction
Racially mixed people -- Southern States -- Fiction
Racism -- Southern States -- Fiction
Southern States -- Fiction
title_display The house behind the cedars
title_full The House Behind the Cedars
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title_short The house behind the cedars
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African Americans
Classic Literature
Passing (Identity)
Racially mixed people