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    The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
    The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
    <div>One of the most prominent African-Americans of his time, James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) was a successful lawyer, educator, social reformer, songwriter, and critic. But it was as a poet and novelist that he achieved lasting fame.</div><div><br /></div><div>Among his most famous works, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man in many ways parallels Johnson's own remarkable life. First published in 1912, the novel relates, through an anonymous narrator, events in the life of an American of mixed ethnicity whose exceptional abilities and ambiguous appearance allow him unusual social mobility — from the rural South to the urban North and eventually to Europe.</div><div><br /></div><div>A radical departure from earlier books by black authors, this pioneering work not only probes the psychological aspects of "passing for white" but also examines the American caste and class system. The human drama is powerful and revealing — from the narrator's persistent battles with personal demons to his firsthand observations of a Southern lynching and the mingling of races in New York's bohemian atmosphere at the turn of the century.</div><div><br /></div><div>Revolutionary for its time, the Autobiography remains both an unrivaled example of black expression and a major contribution to American literature.</div><div><br /></div>
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    Book Author
    James Weldon Johnson
    Genre Classics , Fiction
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781442929098
    Publisher
    ReadHowYouWant
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    06-May-2009

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