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Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings (Penguin Classics)

Author : Harris, Joel Chandler

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Uncle Remus is the fictional title character and narrator of a collection of black American folktales compiled and adapted by Joel Chandler Harris and published in book form in 1881. Harris was a journalist in post-Reconstruction Atlanta, and he produced seven Uncle Remus books. He wrote these stories to represent the struggle in the Southern United States, and more specifically in the plantations. He did so by introducing tales that he had heard and framing them in the plantation context. He wrote his stories in a dialect which represented the voice of the narrators and their subculture. For this choice of framing, his collection has encountered controversy.

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Format : Paperback
Condition : Very Good
Edition : Reprint
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Date Published : 1982
ISBN : 0140390146
ISBN13 : 9780140390148

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