Charles W. Chesnutt


Born
in Cleveland, Ohio, The United States
June 20, 1858

Died
November 15, 1932

Genre

Influences


Charles Waddell Chesnutt was an author, essayist and political activist, best known for his novels and short stories exploring complex issues of racial and social identity.

Average rating: 3.9 · 7,636 ratings · 566 reviews · 108 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Marrow of Tradition

3.89 avg rating — 2,372 ratings — published 1901 — 120 editions
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The House Behind the Cedars

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3.74 avg rating — 910 ratings — published 1900 — 57 editions
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The Conjure Woman and Other...

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3.84 avg rating — 591 ratings — published 1899
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The Wife of His Youth and O...

3.98 avg rating — 254 ratings — published 1899 — 62 editions
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The Wife of His Youth

3.78 avg rating — 169 ratings4 editions
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Conjure Tales and Stories o...

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3.74 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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The Conjure Woman

3.76 avg rating — 272 ratings140 editions
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The Goophered Grapevine

3.10 avg rating — 114 ratings2 editions
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The Goophered Grapevine and...

3.77 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2008
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The Passing of Grandison

3.97 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1899 — 2 editions
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More books by Charles W. Chesnutt…
“As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust.”
Charles W. Chesnutt

“The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.”
Charles W. Chesnutt

“When it is said that it was done to please a woman, there ought perhaps to be enough to explain anything; for what a man will not do to please a woman is yet to be discovered.”
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