The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Paul Laurence Dunbar
     
 

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The title story of this 1899 collection by the well-known poet follows a slave woman name Cassie and her baby boy Gideon, named after the Biblical warrior that his mother heard about in church. Other stories include “Mammy Peggy’s Pride,” “Viney’s Free Papers,” “An Old-Time Christmas,” and “The Faith Cure

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The title story of this 1899 collection by the well-known poet follows a slave woman name Cassie and her baby boy Gideon, named after the Biblical warrior that his mother heard about in church. Other stories include “Mammy Peggy’s Pride,” “Viney’s Free Papers,” “An Old-Time Christmas,” and “The Faith Cure Man.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411458871
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,018,399
File size:
289 KB

Meet the Author


Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), the son of former slaves, was among the first African-American writers to forge a successful literary career.  Much of his work was composed in dialect, and fostered an idyllic view of the Old South; this resulted in a critical backlash that only recently has given way to a more nuanced appreciation.

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