Contending Forces

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

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The best-known work of a 19th century American black novelist, this book uses the conventions of the sentimental novel with the goal of effecting social change.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 116.84 x 160.02 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • halftones
  • 0195067851
  • 9780195067859
  • 95,673

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In Contending Forces (1900), her best-known novel and her only work of fiction published in book form during her lifetime, Pauline Hopkins uses the conventions of the sentimental romance as she seeks to encourage social change.show more

Review quote

"A gift to the profession (and to our students) to have the Schomburg Library of Nineteenth Century Black Women's Writers in affordable paperback."--Janet Gabler-Hover, Georgia State Univ."Brilliant...her masterwork."--Eric J. Sundquist in The New York Times Book Review"Terrific romance!"--Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University, Lincoln Center"Fits into my course wonderfully."--Noelle Arrangoiz, University of Denvershow more

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214 ratings
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