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James Weldon Johnson
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An edition of Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1900)

Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Norton Critical Editions)

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"The Auto-biography of an Ex-colored Man," by James Weldon Johnson, is the tragic fictional story of an unnamed narrator who tells the story of his coming-of-age at the beginning of the 20th century. Light-skinned enough to pass for white but emotionally tied to his mother's heritage, he ends up a failure in his own eyes after he chooses to follow the easier path while witnessing a white mob set fire to a black man. First published in 1912, "The Auto-biography of an Ex-colored Man" explores the intricacies of racial identity through the eventful life of its mixed-race narrator. Throughout the book, James Weldon Johnson's protagonist is torn between the opportunities open to him as an apparently white person and his strong sense of black identity. Though he marries a white woman, he lives a life plagued with guilt regarding his abandonment of his heritage as an African-American. James Weldon Johnson's writing is so powerful and believable that many readers took the book for a true autobiography until Johnson acknowledged his authorship in 1914."--P. [4] of cover.

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James Weldon Johnson: the autobiography of an ex-colored man
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November 1, 2006, W. W. Norton & Company
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The autobiography of an ex-colored man
1995, Dover Publications, Inc.
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The autobiography of an ex-colored man
1990, Penguin Books
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The autobiography of an ex-coloured man
1989, Vintage Books
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The autobiography of an ex-colored man.
1912, Sherman, French & company

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First Sentence

"I know that in writing the following pages I am divulging the great secret of my life, the secret which for some years I have guarded far more carefully than any of my earthly possessions; and it is a curious study to me to analyze the motives which prompt me to do it."

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Library of Congress
PS3519.O2625A95 2015, PS3519.O2625 A95 2015

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7455405M
ISBN 10
0393972860
ISBN 13
9780393972863
LCCN
2014041925
OCLC/WorldCat
894557410
Library Thing
37415
Goodreads
52478

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