Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral

Plum Bun: A Novel Without a Moral

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by Jessie Redmon Fauset
     
 

Written in 1929 at the height of the Harlem Renaissance by one of its most prolific authors, Plum Bun is the story of Angela Murray, a young black girl from Philadelphia who discovers she can pass for white. After the death of her parents, Angela moves to New York to escape the racism she believes is her only obstacle to opportunity. What she soon discovers is that… See more details below

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Written in 1929 at the height of the Harlem Renaissance by one of its most prolific authors, Plum Bun is the story of Angela Murray, a young black girl from Philadelphia who discovers she can pass for white. After the death of her parents, Angela moves to New York to escape the racism she believes is her only obstacle to opportunity. What she soon discovers is that being a woman has its own burdens that don't fade with the color of one's skin, and that love and marriage might not offer her salvation.
"This novel was Fauset's call to the community to open itself to discussion and criticism and to aggressive intellectual pursuit of knowledge and experience. That call is just as necessary today. Plum Bun is a fine example of the hidden Harlem Renaissance—where the women were writers too."


—Marie Elsie St. Leger, Emerge
"A fascinating glimpse of a now-vanished Harlem culture."


—Rosalind Warren, New Directions for Women

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807009093
Publisher:
Beacon
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Black Women Writers Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.02(h) x 1.04(d)

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Cheryl Wall
Here in Plum Bun, Jessie Fauset's keen—eyed appraisal of cultural, racial and sexual politics in the 1920s New York extends and complicates our understanding of the Harlem Rennaissance.
—(Cheryl Wall, Rutgers University)

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