Social Types in Southern Prose Fiction

Social Types in Southern Prose Fiction

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... Expressive of the old-fashioned black servant's sentiments are the words of Aunt Dicey about the little son of a visiting photographer: "'I knows dem kine o' folks', continued Aunt Dicey, resuming her interrupted ironing. 'Dat stranger he got a li'le boy w'at ain't none too big to spank. Dat li'le imp he come a hoppin' in 1. For Marse Chouchoute, in Kate Chopin's Bayou Folk, page 212. heah yistiddy wid a kine o' box on'neaf his arm. He say' "Good mo'nin', madam. "7111 you be so kine an' stan' jis like you is dah at yo' I4onin', 'an' lef me take yo' picture?" I 'lowed I gwine make a picture outen him wid dis heah flat!'on, ef he don' cl'ar hisse'f quick. An' he say he baig my pardon fo' his intrudement. All dat kine o'talk to a ole nigga 'oman! Dat plainly sho' he don' know his place.' "'"Vat you want 'im to say, Aunt Dice?' asked Kartinette, with an effort to conceal her distress. "'I Wants 'im to come in heah an' say: 'Howdy, Aunt Dicey! will you be so kine an' go put on yo' noo calker dress an' yo' bonnit w'at you w'ars to meetin', an' stan' 'side f 'om dat i'oninboa'd w'ilse I gwine take yo' photygraph." Dat de way fo' a boy to talk w'at had good raisin'.'"1 Miss King as well as Mrs. Chopin has portrayed with sympathetic touch the faithful slave. The negress Aglone in The Pleasant "Jays of St Medard is such a one--true to those whom she serves.Her voluntary servitude is thus related: "Among the masters and mistresses of New Orleans it was a general belief that every slave who became the mother of thirteen children purchased, with the birth of her thirteenth child, its freedom and her own. When Aglone bore triumphantly her thirteenth child she was still young, ...
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798406
  • 9781236798404