The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories

The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories Review

Chesnutt writes of the black search for identity in the period between the Civil War and the turn of the century...

Title:The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories
Edition Language:English

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    The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories Reviews

  • Barbara Krasnoff

    A fascinating book by a fascinating author. Born in 1858, Charles Chesnutt was born to two "free persons of color," and apparently had at least one grandparent who was a white slave owner. He wrote ab...

  • Zezee

    (As posted on Zezee with Books.) I read this before for a college class and always wanted to revisit it. So when the Bout of Books 14 read-a-thon came around, I saw it as the opportune time to give th...

  • Suzette Kunz

    These stories focus on the issue of "passing"--African Americans who look white and could pass for white. Mostly Chesnutt puts them in ethical situations where they need to decide how important loyalt...

  • Trisha

    Only "Her Virginia Mammy"...

  • Rhiannon Johnson

    This book consists of 9 short stories. I used "The Bouquet" as a major reference in a paper I wrote about the progression of students to teachers in the post-Civil War South. Here is a short exerpt: C...

  • Karalee Nice

    Although you come to look for the irony that Chesnutt uses masterfully, he still finds a way to surprise me in every one of these delightful short stories. An important literary figure of American Lit...

  • Denise

    The Wife of His Youth is one of my favorite short stories. If you would like to teach your students about integrity, you won't go wrong with this one (also a post-reconstruction history lesson in ther...

  • Kelley

    Only read the titular story and "Her Virgina Mammy" for a class assignment, but I would gladly read the rest of the book. Chesnutt is a great realistic writer that truly walks the "color line" with de...

  • Belinda

    The title story broke my heart, over and over, in all the best ways--ways that taught. "The Wife of His Youth" was my first exposure to Chestnutt, and I am so glad for that exposure. If you have an in...

  • Zoe Tribley

    loved this short story c: it was very cute but also a great example of a realistic text...