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The House Behind the Cedars

Gelesen von James K. White

(4,696 Sterne; 46 Bewertungen)

In this, Chesnutt's first novel, he tells the tragic story of love set against a backdrop of racism, miscegenation and “passing” during the period spanning the antebellum and reconstruction eras in American history. And through his use of the vernacular prevalent in the South of that time, Chesnutt lent a compassionate voice to a group that America did not want to hear. More broadly, however, Chesnutt illustrated, in this character play, the vast and perhaps insurmountable debt this country continues to pay for the sins of slavery. (Summary by James K. White) (7 hr 29 min)

Chapters

A Stranger From South Carolina

20:26

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An Evening Visit

28:10

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The Old Judge

5:21

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Down The River

13:31

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The Tournament

20:02

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The Queen of Love and Beauty

6:08

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'Mid New Surroundings

6:25

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The Courtship

15:30

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Doubts And Fears

16:40

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The Dream

12:17

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A Letter and A Journey

11:53

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Tryon Goes To Patesville

17:59

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An Injudicious Payment

11:56

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A Loyal Friend

11:45

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Mine Own People

14:11

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The Bottom Falls Out

11:01

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Two Letters

7:55

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Under The Old Regime

35:32

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God Made Us All

18:37

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Digging Up Roots

6:35

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A Gilded Opportunity

15:39

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Imperative Business

9:14

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The Guest of Honor

16:56

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Swing Your Partners

12:40

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Balance All

7:33

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The Schoolhouse In The Woods

9:08

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An Interesting Acquaintance

7:02

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The Lost Knife

11:30

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Plato Earns Half A Dollar

13:58

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An Unusual Honor

12:04

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In Deep Waters

13:36

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The Power of Love

7:33

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A Mule And A Cart

21:09

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Bewertungen

The House Behind The Cedars

(5 Sterne)

This is an excellent look into post Civil War America and it's strong cast system against people based on the amount of melatonin in their skin. I'm ashamed to say that ignorance still abounds. I believe if we take one person at a time and listen to their heart with our heart PRE JUDGING will wilt away like the Cancer that fouls our great company. My sincerest compliments to Mr. Jack White. Your ability to change and remember all of the different characters and feel the frustration and anguish portrayed then and TO OUR NATIONS SHAME is still around today. OUTSTANDING NARRATOR!

(5 Sterne)

I found myself not only following the love story, but admiring how succinctly Charles Chestnut shows the thinking and mindset of every characacter. Flawed and mistaken thoughts are unveiled without judgment by the writer. One is left with the feeling that wicked systems visit a lot of ignorance and broken hearts on the lives of otherwise decent people. Almost every character is faced with some moral dilemma, sometimes only momentarily. Chestnut weaves his tale through the tangled barbwire of an illogical caste system whose effects linger and poison. Awesome writing.

good book, amazing reading

(4,5 Sterne)

The book is well written and wonderfully narrated. The story of impossible love is nothing new, but the racial tensions around it allow it to be told under a new light.

Great book

(5 Sterne)

A very riveting tale of love and racism set in an old backdrop. Loved it

Wow is right! Love this reader! Engaging, brings story to life!

(5 Sterne)

great story

(5 Sterne)

great story and well read

(3 Sterne)

Ending is sad. Narrator is great.

All I can say is WoooW

(5 Sterne)