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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. ...more

Average rating: 3.92 · 63,663 ratings · 6,366 reviews · 20 distinct worksSimilar authors
Passing

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3.93 avg rating — 51,390 ratings — published 1929 — 175 editions
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Quicksand

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3.72 avg rating — 6,220 ratings — published 1928 — 51 editions
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Quicksand and Passing

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3.95 avg rating — 4,295 ratings — published 1928 — 12 editions
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The Complete Fiction of Nel...

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4.14 avg rating — 1,383 ratings — published 1928 — 2 editions
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Sanctuary

4.08 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1930 — 4 editions
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The Short Fiction of Nella ...

3.80 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1926 — 6 editions
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O Homem Errado

3.62 avg rating — 37 ratings4 editions
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Freedom

3.55 avg rating — 11 ratings2 editions
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Collected works by Nella La...

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Beyond Passing: The Further...

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“The trouble with Clare was, not only that she wanted to have her cake and eat it too, but that she wanted to nibble at the cakes of other folk as well.”
Nella Larsen, Passing

“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

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November 2015 New School Classics Group Read

1982, Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally, 429 pages
 
  25 votes, 17.4%

1988, Matilda by Roald Dahl, 240 pages
 
  24 votes, 16.7%

1997, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, 434 pages
 
  16 votes, 11.1%

1930, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, 267 pages
 
  14 votes, 9.7%

1988, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, 197 pages
 
  13 votes, 9.0%

1987, Beloved by Toni Morrison, 324 pages
 
  11 votes, 7.6%

1932, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, 233 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.6%

 
  7 votes, 4.9%

1989, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, 288 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.2%

 
  5 votes, 3.5%

 
  4 votes, 2.8%

1949, The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, 342 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1932, The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth, 352 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1928, Quicksand by Nella Larsen, 192 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1939, Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, 243 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1931, The Road Back by Erich Maria Remarque, 352 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1997, Out by Natsuo Kirino, 400 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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