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The autobiography of an ex-colored man

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Originally published in 1912, this novel was one of the first to present a frank picture of being black in America Masked in the tradition of the literary confession practiced by such writers as St. Augustine and Rousseau, this "autobiography" purports to be a candid account of its narrator's private views and feelings as well as an acknowledgement of the central secret of his life: that though he lives as a white man, he is, by heritage and experience, an African-American. Written by the first black executive secretary of the NAACP, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man , in its depiction of turn-of-the-century New York, anticipates the social realism of the Harlem Renaissance writers. In its unprecedented analysis of the social causes of a black man's denial of the best within himself, it is perhaps James Weldon Johnson's greatest service to his race. 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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Grouping Title autobiography of an ex colored man
Grouping Author johnson james weldon
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-06 04:20:48AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-19 04:41:57AM

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author Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938.
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display_description Originally published anonymously in 1912, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man revealed as never before the color line dividing America, and the price it exacted on those souls who could traverse the two worlds. The book presents the fictional account of 'an ex-colored man' - an African-American who could pass for white - as he attempts to choose which side of the line will better suit his life, and his psyche. Later republished, properly, as the work of James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography has gone on to become a classic novel of the early twentieth century, and Dreamscape is proud to present this new recording to coincide with the 100th anniversary of this great book.
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publishDate 1990, 2012, 2017
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series Twentieth-century classics
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subject_facet African American men -- Fiction, African Americans, Autobiographical fiction, Biographical fiction, Electronic books, Historical fiction, Passing (Identity) -- Fiction, Racially mixed people -- Fiction
title_display The autobiography of an ex-colored man
title_full The autobiography of an ex-colored man / James Weldon Johnson ; edited with an introduction by William L. Andrews, The autobiography of an ex-colored man [electronic resource] / James Weldon Johnson, The autobiography of an ex-colored man [electronic resource] Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938.
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topic_facet African American men, African Americans, Electronic books, Passing (Identity), Racially mixed people