Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit, Illustrated [NOOK Book]

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Illustrated with 67 color drawings. First published in 1906. According to Wikipedia: "Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1845 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two significant professional ...
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Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit, Illustrated

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Overview

Illustrated with 67 color drawings. First published in 1906. According to Wikipedia: "Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1845 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two significant professional lives. Editor and journalist Joe Harris ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and revolutionized children's literature in the process."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000878064
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 7/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 646,987
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

After the first book appeared in 1880, Joel Chandler Harris was deluged with letters from readers all over the country asking for more stories of Brer Rabbit and his friends—so for the remaining years of his life he collected and wrote them. Richard Chase, noted folklorist and author of Jack Tales and Grandfather Tales, compiled and edited the volume after Harris's death, and his occasional footnotes and word definitions contribute to our understanding of the dialect. Chase's belief in the importance of folktales and Harris's work is summed up in his foreword: "These tales grew up in the soil of our nation. They came from the soul of a people. They endure."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Apprintance den

    A cosy old rabbit hole with a fire and nests..

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