Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted

Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted

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This was probably the best-selling novel by an Afro-American writer prior to the 20th century. Published in 1892, it went through five impressions in one year. Frances Harper had already gained an international reputuation as a writer, lecturer, and political activist when this, her only novel, was published. It enjoyed a wide readership among men and women, black and white, in the US, Canada, and Britain.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 116.8 x 167.6 x 27.9mm | 294.84g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195052404
  • 9780195052404

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Probably the best-selling novel by an African-American before the 20th century. * The New York Times *
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753 ratings
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4 25% (189)
3 39% (297)
2 16% (119)
1 4% (33)
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