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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 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations 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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publishDate 1968, 1993
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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, The house behind the cedars / Charles W. Chestnutt
title_short The house behind the cedars
topic_facet African American women, African Americans, Classic Literature, Fiction, Passing (Identity), Racially mixed people, Racism