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An edition of Passing (1929)

Passing

  • 3.67 ·
  • 3 Ratings
  • 345 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading
  • 13 Have read
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Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
Pages
122

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First published to critical acclaim in 1929, Passing firmly established Nella Larsen's prominence among women writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

Irene Redfield, the novel's protagonist, is a woman with an enviable life. She and her husband, Brian, a prominent physician, share a comfortable Harlem town house with their sons. Her work arranging charity balls that gather Harlem's elite creates a sense of purpose and respectability for Irene. But her hold on this world begins to slip the day she encounters Clare Kendry, a childhood friend with whom she had lost touch. Clare—light-skinned, beautiful, and charming—tells Irene how, after her father's death, she left behind the black neighborhood of her adolescence and began passing for white, hiding her true identity from everyone, including her racist husband. As Clare begins inserting herself into Irene's life, Irene is thrown into a panic, terrified of the consequences of Clare's dangerous behavior. And when Clare witnesses the vibrancy and energy of the community she left behind, her burning desire to come back threatens to shatter her careful deception.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: Passing
Passing: a novel
Oct 05, 2013, Oshun Publishing Company Incorporated
paperback
Cover of: Passing (Norton Critical Edition)
Passing (Norton Critical Edition)
September 19, 2007, W. W. Norton
in English
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Passing
2004, Dover Publications
in English
Cover of: Passing
Passing
2003, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: Passing
Passing
2002, Modern Library
in English - 2002 Modern Library pbk. ed.
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Passing
1997, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: Passing
Passing
1985, Ayer
in English - Reprint ed.
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Passing
1929, A. A. Knopf
Hardcover in English

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Published in

New York

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Series
Penguin twentieth-century classics
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3523.A7225 P37 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxv, 122 p. ;
Number of pages
122

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL663937M
Internet Archive
passing00lars_0
ISBN 10
0141180250
LCCN
97009482
Library Thing
36031
Goodreads
500515

Excerpts

It was the last letter in Irene Redfield's little pile of morning mail.
added anonymously.

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