The Quest of the Silver Fleece

The Quest of the Silver Fleece

by W. E. B. Du Bois
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The Quest of the Silver Fleece by W. E. B. Du Bois

Originally published in 1911, The Quest of the Silver Fleece was the first novel to come from influential sociologist and civil-rights leader W. E. B. Du Bois. A controversial title of its time, the novel chronicles the complex interactions between Northern financing and Southern politics as it follows the story of free-spirited Zora, child of a Southern swamp, and her otherworldly romance with Yankee-educated Bles, the man who will one day abandon Zora for a life of wealth and power. In the middle of it all is the silver fleece, a crop of cotton rich with meaning and symbolism. Using literary conventions to expose and oppose America's views on race, Du Bois presents a sprawling and provocative work that continues to engage readers and inspire heated debate among literary scholars today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767918459
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 09/14/2004
Series: Harlem Moon Classics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 8.21(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

W.E.B. DU BOIS (1868–1963) is regarded as one of the most influential Black leaders of the twentieth century, and his seminal work, The Souls of Black Folk, first published in 1903, is considered one of the most important works in the African American literary canon. Du Bois later went on to help create the premier civil rights organization, the NAACP, and moved to New York in 1910 to found The Crisis, the association’s magazine.

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