Contending Forces

Contending Forces : A Romance Illustrative of Negro Life North and South

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Published in 1900, this is Hopkins's best-known novel, and her only fiction to be published in book form in her lifetime. Like her magazine fiction, it allies the conventions of the sentimental novel with the goal of effecting social change. A uniquely detailed examination of black life, and a richly textured piece of fiction, it is one of the most important works produced by an Afro-American before the First World more

Product details

  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 121.9 x 171.7 x 33.8mm | 430.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 7 black and white plates
  • 0195052587
  • 9780195052589

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Brilliant...her masterwork. * Eric J. Sundquist in The New York Times Book Review *show more

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