The House Behind the Cedars
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The House Behind the Cedars

By Charles W. (Charles Waddell) Chesnutt
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Although he appeared to most observers to be white, American author Charles Waddell Chestnutt had some African-American ancestry and thus was subjected to the limited opportunities, discrimination, and segregated living conditions that faced African-Americans in the United States throughout his life. An accomplished writer, Chestnutt created The House Behind the Cedars as a means of trying to depict the multidimensional complexity of race relations in the nineteenth-century American South. Recommended for fans of literary realism and social issue novels.

Table of Contents
  • THE HOUSE BEHIND THE CEDARS
    • BY
    • CHARLES W. CHESNUTT
    • CONTENTS
  • THE HOUSE BEHIND THE CEDARS
    • I
      • A STRANGER FROM SOUTH CAROLINA
        • "'JOHN WARWICK, CLARENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA.'
        • ARCHIBALD STRAIGHT, LAWYER.
      • II
      • AN EVENING VISIT
      • III
      • THE OLD JUDGE
      • IV
      • DOWN THE RIVER
      • V
      • THE TOURNAMENT
      • VI
      • THE QUEEN OF LOVE AND BEAUTY
      • VII
      • 'MID NEW SURROUNDINGS
      • VIII
      • THE COURTSHIP
      • IX
      • DOUBTS AND FEARS
      • X
      • THE DREAM
      • XI
      • A LETTER AND A JOURNEY
      • XII
      • TRYON GOES TO PATESVILLE
      • XIII
      • AN INJUDICIOUS PAYMENT
      • XIV
      • A LOYAL FRIEND
      • XV
      • MINE OWN PEOPLE
      • XVI
      • THE BOTTOM FALLS OUT
      • XVII
      • TWO LETTERS
      • XVIII
      • UNDER THE OLD REGIME
      • XIX
      • GOD MADE US ALL
      • XX
      • DIGGING UP ROOTS
      • XXI
      • A GILDED OPPORTUNITY
      • XXII
      • IMPERATIVE BUSINESS
      • XXIII
      • THE GUEST OF HONOR
      • XXIV
      • SWING YOUR PARTNERS
      • XXV
      • BALANCE ALL
      • XXVI
      • THE SCHOOLHOUSE IN THE WOODS
      • XXVII
      • AN INTERESTING ACQUAINTANCE
      • XXVIII
      • THE LOST KNIFE
      • XXIX
      • PLATO EARNS HALF A DOLLAR
      • XXX
      • AN UNUSUAL HONOR
      • XXXI
      • IN DEEP WATERS
      • XXXII
      • THE POWER OF LOVE
      • XXXIII
      • A MULE AND A CART
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