Charles Chesnutt

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Charles Chesnutt

Charles Waddell Chesnutt (June 20, 1858November 15, 1932) was an African-American writer. He wrote several books like The Marrow of Tradition and The House Behind the Cedars as well as for a short story about a haunted yard called The Goophered Grapevine.

Selected works[change | edit source]

  • The Conjure Woman, and Other Conjure Tales (1899)
  • The Wife of His Youth, and Other Stories of the Color Line (1899)
  • Frederick Douglass (1899)
  • The Passing of Grandison (1899)
  • The House Behind the Cedars (1900)
  • The Marrow of Tradition (1901)
  • The Colonel's Dream (1905)
  • Mandy Oxendine (written in the 1890s; first published in 1997)
  • Paul Marchand, F.M.C. (written in 1921; first published 1998, University Press of Mississippi)
  • A Business Career (written in the 1890s; first published 2005, University Press of Mississippi)
  • Evelyn's Husband (first published 2005, University Press of Mississippi)