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The Resource Paul Marchand, F.M.C., Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited with introduction and notes by Dean McWilliams

Paul Marchand, F.M.C., Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited with introduction and notes by Dean McWilliams

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Paul Marchand, F.M.C.
Title
Paul Marchand, F.M.C.
Statement of responsibility
Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited with introduction and notes by Dean McWilliams
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Language
eng
Summary
Evoking the atmosphere of early-nineteenth-century New Orleans and the deadly aftermath of the San Domingo slave revolution, this historical novel begins as its protagonist puzzles over the seemingly prophetic dream of an aged black praline seller in the famous Place d'Armes. Paul Marchand, a free man of color living in New Orleans in the 1820s, is despised by white society for being a quadroon, yet he is a proud, wealthy, well-educated man. In this city where great wealth and great poverty exist side by side, the richest Creole in town lies dying. The family of the aged Pierre Beaurepas eagerly, indeed greedily, awaits disposition of his wealth. As the bombshell of Beaurepas's will explodes, an old woman's dream takes on new meaning, and Marchand is drawn ever more closely into contact with a violently racist family. Bringing to life the entwined racial cultures of New Orleans society, Charles Chesnutt not only writes an exciting tale of adventure and mystery but also makes a provocative comment on the nature of racial identity, self-worth, and family loyalty. Although he was the first African-American writer of fiction to gain acceptance by America's white literary establishment, Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) has been eclipsed in popularity by other writers who later rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. Recently, this pathbreaking American writer has been receiving an increasing amount of attention. Two of his novels, Paul Marchand, F.M.C. (completed in 1921) and The Quarry (completed in 1928), were considered too incendiary to be published during Chesnutt's lifetime. Their publication now provides us not only the opportunity to read these two books previously missing from Chesnutt's oeuvre but also the chance to appreciate better the intellectual progress of this literary pioneer. Chesnutt was the author of many other works, including The Conjure Woman & Other Conjure Tales, The House Behind the Cedars, The Marrow Tradition, and Mandy Oxendine. Princeton University Press recently published To Be an Author: Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1889-1905 (edited by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., and Robert C. Leitz, III)
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P@U
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1858-1932
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Chesnutt, Charles W.
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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McWilliams, Dean
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Princeton legacy library
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  • Men, White
  • Intermarriage
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Inheritance and succession
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • FICTION
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Intermarriage
  • Men, White
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Race relations
  • Louisiana
Label
Paul Marchand, F.M.C., Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited with introduction and notes by Dean McWilliams
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-192)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
In the Vieux Carre -- The Prophecy -- M. Pierre Beaurepas -- Philippe and Josephine -- The Quadroon Ball -- In the Calabozo -- Monsieur Renard -- The Will -- The Five Cousins -- Julie and Her Chickens -- The Black Drop -- The Honor of the Family -- A Tip from Perigord -- The Duel -- Don Jose Pays His Respects -- At Trois Pigeons -- Paul's Dilemma -- The Decision
Control code
ocn899261228
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 192 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400864959
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt735hd2
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899261228
Label
Paul Marchand, F.M.C., Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited with introduction and notes by Dean McWilliams
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-192)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the Vieux Carre -- The Prophecy -- M. Pierre Beaurepas -- Philippe and Josephine -- The Quadroon Ball -- In the Calabozo -- Monsieur Renard -- The Will -- The Five Cousins -- Julie and Her Chickens -- The Black Drop -- The Honor of the Family -- A Tip from Perigord -- The Duel -- Don Jose Pays His Respects -- At Trois Pigeons -- Paul's Dilemma -- The Decision
Control code
ocn899261228
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 192 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400864959
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt735hd2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899261228

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