CHAPTER III: Fiction 1865-1911

January 2003
Students' Guide to African American Literature, 1760 to the Pres;2003, p59
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This chapter discusses African American fiction written during the period of 1865-1911. The following representative works of fiction will be considered in this chapter: Iola Leroy, by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, The Goophered Grapevine and The Wife of His Youth, by Charles Waddell Chesnutt; Sister Josepha, by Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson; Pauline Hopkins's Contending Forces; and The Sport of the Gods, by Paul Laurence Dunbar.


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