The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

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A compellingly powerful novel about racial relations that is as relevant now as it was one hundred years ago.

ISBN: 9781529069204 Author: Johnson, James Weldon Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library Publication Date: 20th January 2022 Imprint: Macmillan Collector's Library Cover: Hardback Dewey: 813.52 (edition:23) Pages: 176 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category:

James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is a powerful, trailblazing novel that exposes the intricate relationship between race and class in late nineteenth-century America.

Complete & Unabridged. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by Dr Sam Halliday.

After losing his mother at a very young age, the narrator is thrust from his comfortable, middle-class environment, afforded by his distant but aristocratic father, into the wider world. His passion for music begins in Georgia’s all-black church community and takes him from New York, where he plays ragtime for a rich white gentleman, to the South, where he witnesses lynchings and out of fear gives up his passion, as well as his race, to pass for white. Relevant to this day, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is an unflinching account of black experience in America.

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