The short fiction of Charles W. Chesnutt / edited and with an introduction by Sylvia Lyons Render.

Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932.
Revised paperback edition
Washington, D.C. : Howard University Press, 1981.
[10], 428, [2] pages ; 23 cm
African Americans -- Fiction.
United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Place of Publication:
United States Washington (D.C.)
Anecdotes. A tight boot; Gratitude; Appreciation; An eloquent appeal; A cause célèbre; A soulless corporation; Busy day in a lawyer's office; A Roman antique; She reminded him; An original sentiment
The Tales. The origin of the hatchet story; A midnight adventure; Concerning father; Tobe's tribulations; Lonesome Ben; A deep sleeper; A victim of heredity; Dave's neckliss; The marked tree; The dumb witness; A Virginia chicken; Uncle Peter's house; The fall of Adam; McDugald's mule; Tom's warm welcome; How a good man went wrong
The Short Stories. A limb of Satan; Aunt Mimy's son; Aunt Lucy's search; The march of progress; The sway-backed house; Wine and water; The prophet Peter; How Dasdy came through; The partners; Mr. Taylor's funeral; A bad night; The doctor's wife; How he met her; A metropolitan experience; The shadow of my past; A secret ally; The kiss; Cartwright's mistake; A fool's paradise; A grass widow; Jim's romance; The exception; A miscarriage of justice; Stryker's Waterloo; Walter Know's record; The averted strike; White weeds; The doll; Baxter's Procrustes.
"This volume of ten anecdotes, nine tales, and twenty-nine short stories includes all but four of Chesnutt's pieces of short fiction - excluding the tales and short stories in 'The Conjure woman' and The Wife of His Youth and Other stories of the Color Line'."--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-428).
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Render, Sylvia Lyons, editor.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
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