Uncle Remus - his songs and his sayings
Uncle Remus - his songs and his sayings by Joel Chandler Harris. First edition. First printing from 1881 (with 'presumptive' at the bottom of page 9) in VG condition. There is a previous owner inscription to the front endpage. There is a closed tear to the title page. Binding is firm. Some pages have foxing. No other internal markings. There is some scuffing to boards.
About Uncle Remus - his songs and sayings
The dialect, lore, and flavor of black life in the South during the nineteenth century is portrayed as it appeared to Georgia-born Joel Chandler Harris in Uncle Remus's legends of the old plantation. Uncle Remus is the fictional title character and narrator of a collection of African American folktales compiled and adapted by Joel Chandler Harris and published in book form in 1881. Harris was a journalist in post-Reconstruction Atlanta, and he produced seven Uncle Remus books. He wrote these stories to represent the struggle in the Southern United States, and more specifically in the plantations. He did so by introducing tales that he had heard and framing them in the plantation context. Harris wrote his stories in a dialect which was his interpretation of Deep South African-American language of the time. For these framing and stylistic choices, Harris' collection has endured controversy at the time of its publication.