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Uncle Remus Returns
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York 1918 - [i-ii], [i-x]-175+[printer's imprint] with frontispiece and 7 plates. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 4 7/89") bound original publisher tan cloth with brown lettering to spine and pictorial cover in original jacket. Illustrations by A B Frost and J M Conde. (BAL: 7168) First edition. Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1845 ¿ July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution. Harris led two professional lives: as the editor and journalist known as Joe Harris, he supported a vision of the New South with the editor Henry W. Grady (1880¿1889), stressing regional and racial reconciliation after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he wrote many 'Brer Rabbit' stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize literature in the process. Condition: Some staining to back cover, previous owner's neat ink gift inscription to front end paper. Jacket edges and spine ends chipped else a very good copy in like jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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