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The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man - Penguin Twentieth Century Classics
Author: James Weldon Johnson, William L. Andrews
Remarkable novel relates, through an anonymous narrator, events in the life of an American of mixed ethnicity whose exceptional abilities allow him to move freely in society—from the rural South to the urban North and eventually, Europe. A revolutionary work which not only probes the psychological aspects of "passing for white" but also ex...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140184020
ISBN-10: 0140184023
Publication Date: 2/1/1990
Pages: 192
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3.8 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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I was quite surprised by this book. It was a very interesting glance into the early 1900s. I found myself feeling bad for the man. Between two diametrically opposing worlds. Extremely interesting slice of life.
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Very interesting. The insight of the author on the future of black Americans was sure admireable! He had an interesting life.


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