Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Pioneer of the Color Line.
Definitive biography of this important intellectual, often described as America’s first great Black novelist.
Chesnutt is known for his important fin de siècle work of African American literature The Conjure Woman (1899), his first book. The book collects seven short stories, written in dialect. Within, an elderly and once-enslaved Black gardener tells of past days of slavery.
Description: Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Pioneer of the Color Line.
Chapel Hill: UNC, (1952). First Edition. 324pp. Publisher’s cloth; dust jacket. Some fading to spine of dust jacket with some staining on the verso; near fine cloth binding.