Nella Larsen


Born
in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
April 13, 1891

Died
March 30, 1964

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Nellallitea 'Nella' Larsen (first called Nellie Walker) was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance who wrote two novels and a few short stories. Though her literary output was scant, what she wrote earned her recognition by her contemporaries and by present-day critics.

Average rating: 3.82 · 22,898 ratings · 1,585 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
Passing

3.82 avg rating — 14,771 ratings — published 1929 — 12 editions
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Quicksand and Passing

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3.91 avg rating — 3,568 ratings — published 1928 — 26 editions
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Quicksand

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3.66 avg rating — 3,546 ratings — published 1928 — 37 editions
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The Complete Fiction of Nel...

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4.11 avg rating — 828 ratings — published 1992 — 13 editions
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The Short Fiction of Nella ...

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The Nella Larsen Collection

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Drijfzand Schutkleur

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3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1928
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Prehajanje

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Daughters of Africa

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4.37 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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More books by Nella Larsen…
“I think being a mother is the cruelest thing in the world. ”
Nella Larsen, The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and the Stories

“What are friends for, if not to help bear our sins?”
Nella Larsen, The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, and the Stories

“Authors do not supply imaginations, they expect their readers to have their own, and to use it”
Nella Larsen

Polls

May 2017 Short Story Poll

 
  73 votes, 22.7%

Night by Elie Wiesel, 120 pages, 1958
 
  46 votes, 14.3%

 
  38 votes, 11.8%

 
  23 votes, 7.2%

First Love by Ivan Turgenev, 124 pages, 1856
 
  19 votes, 5.9%

Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen, 54 pages, 1958
 
  16 votes, 5.0%

 
  16 votes, 5.0%

The Garden Party and Other Stories Title Story by Katherine Mansfield, very few pages, 1922
 
  14 votes, 4.4%

 
  14 votes, 4.4%

Passing by Nella Larsen, 122 pages, 1929
 
  12 votes, 3.7%

R.U.R. by Karel Čapek, 58 pages, 1920
 
  12 votes, 3.7%

 
  12 votes, 3.7%

Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 88 pages, 1872
 
  10 votes, 3.1%

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 69 pages, 1989
 
  9 votes, 2.8%

 
  7 votes, 2.2%

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