Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 in
Published: March 10, 2000
Publisher: Beacon Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0807062332
ISBN - 13: 9780807062333
From the Publisher
Winner of the College Language Association Book Award
Frances Smith Foster has rediscovered three novels by Frances E. W.
Harper, the best-known African-American writer of the nineteenth
century and author of the classic Iola Leroy. Originally serialized
in issues of The Christian Recorder between 1868 and 1888,
these works address issues of passing, social responsibility,
courtship, sexuality, and temperance, and are the first to have
been written specifically for an African-American audience.
About the Author
Frances Smith Foster, professor of literature at the University of
California, San Diego, and well-known scholar of nineteenth-century
African-American literature, is author of Witnessing Slavery:
The Development of Ante-Bellum Slave Narratives.<
The novels challenge everything we thought we knew about American
literature, about African American culture and about the course of
literary history. -Ann duCille, The Women''s Review of
"Add[s] both depth and detail to the legacy of [Frances Harper]."
-Bob McCollough, The Boston Globe
"A major publishing event. The Harper novels-lively, idealistic and
fun to read-change the shape of our literary canon forever.
Foster''s introduction sizzles. If only all literary criticism
could be like this!" -Jane Tompkins, author of Sensational
Design and West of Everything