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There is Confusion by  Jessie Redmon Fauset - First British Edition - 1924 - from ReadInk (SKU: 22230)

There is Confusion

There is Confusion by  Jessie Redmon Fauset - First British Edition - 1924 - from ReadInk (SKU: 22230)

There is Confusion

by Fauset, Jessie Redmon

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London: Chapman and Hall Ltd. Very Good+. 1924. First British Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket) [nice tight copy with minor shelfwear, soiling and foxing to edges of text block, tiny bump to top rear corner]. The first of Fauset's four novels, tracing the family histories of the Marshalls of New York and the Byes of Philadelphia, each of whom must come to terms with the interconnectedness of the black and white races within their families. Written in direct response to (and rebuttal of) T.S. Stribling's 1922 novel "Birthright," which she and other African-American intellectuals felt presented an unrealistic and stereotypical depiction of black life in America. As literary editor of the NAACP's magazine "The Crisis" from 1919 to 1926, Fauset was an influential figure of the Harlem Renaissance. .


There Is Confusion, written by Jessie Redmon Fauset, is considered the first work of fiction to portray the educated black middle class as legitimate and productive. Using the traditional conventions of the 'novel of manners,' Fauset's work advanced themes of racial uplift, patriotism, optimism for the future, and Black solidarity. The story of three black children chasing their dreams and love while struggling for success and equality.  Jessie Redmon Fauset, one of the first female African-American graduates of Cornell, was a very influential critic and the most prolific novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. She was the literary editor of  The Crisis , a far-reaching and influential magazine put out by the NAACP.   

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There is Confusion
Fauset, Jessie Redmon
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First British Edition
Chapman and Hall Ltd
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African American, First Novel, Racial Identity, Harlem Renaissance

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