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The Marrow of Tradition (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

The Marrow of Tradition (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Author: Charles W. Chesnutt
ISBN 13: 9780140186864
ISBN 10: 140186867
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1993-02-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $16.00

A stirring tale of racial confrontation in a reconstructionist Southern town, first published in 1901

Library Journal

Based upon the Wilmington, NC, race riot of 1898 and written in 1901, this historical novel makes a plea for racial justice. A group of powerful white men continue to run the fictional town of Wellington and their households as though the Civil War had never occurred. Complicating matters even further, Olivia Carteret, wife of the white newspaper editor, discovers she and Janet Miller, wife of the town's black doctor, have the same father. As the town's residents battle their way through the social and racial issues resulting from the war, Olivia and Janet work their way through racial, social, and family issues. Michael Collins provides an excellent reading with his well-paced and expressive delivery combined with a wide range of male and female voices and accents. Professionally produced, this classic tale is recommended for all public, academic, and school libraries. Laurie Selwyn, Law Lib., Grayson Cty., Sherman, TX Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.