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Charles Chesnutt

Novelist (20-Jun-1858 — 15-Nov-1932)


William L. Andrews. The Literary Career of Charles W. Chesnutt. Louisiana State University Press. 1980.

Helen M. Chesnutt. Charles Waddell Chesnutt: Pioneer of the Color Line. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press. 1952. 324pp.

Jesse S. Crisler; Robert C. Leitz III; Joseph R. McElrath, Jr. (editors). An Exemplary Citizen: Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1906-1932. Stanford University Press. 2002. 368pp.

Charles Duncan. The Absent Man: The Narrative Craft of Charles W. Chesnutt. Ohio University Press. 1998. 176pp.

Curtis W. Ellison; E. W. Metcalf. Charles W. Chesnutt: A Reference Guide. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall & Co.. 1977. 150pp.

J. Noel Heermance. Charles W. Chesnutt: America's First Great Black Novelist. Hamden, CT: Archon Books. 1974.

Frances Richardson Keller. An American Crusade: The Life of Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Brigham Young University Press. 1978. 304pp.

Joseph R McElrath (editor). Critical Essays on Charles W. Chesnutt. Twayne/Gale Group. 1999. 306pp.

Joseph R. McElrath, Jr.; Robert C. Leitz III (editors). To Be an Author: Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1889-1905. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1997. 248pp.

Dean McWilliams. Charles W. Chesnutt and the Fictions of Race. University of Georgia Press. 2003. 272pp.

Ernestine Williams Pickens. Charles W. Chesnutt and the Progressive Movement. Pace University Press. 1994. 138pp.

Sylvia L. Render. Charles W. Chesnutt. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1980.

Matthew Wilson. Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W. Chesnutt. University Press of Mississippi. 2004. 256pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Webster's American Biographies (p.196)

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.51)

  8. Twentieth Century Authors (p.274)

  9. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.137)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.193)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.130)

  12. Legends in Their Own Time (p.48)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.3)

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