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  • Published: 1 April 1993
  • ISBN: 9780140186857
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $23.99

The House Behind the Cedars



An early masterwork among American literary treatments of miscegenation, Chesnutt’s story is of two young African Americans who decide to pass for white in order to claim their share of the American dream.

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  • Published: 1 April 1993
  • ISBN: 9780140186857
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $23.99

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Praise for The House Behind the Cedars

“A pioneering work about racial passing.” —Werner Sollors, Harvard University

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