Books and Their Makers
(Edited by Enoch Knight)
THE CONJURE WOMAN. By Charles W. Chesnutt. Houghton, Mifflin & Co.
The sketches that make up this curiously entertaining volume--whose author by the way, ought to be well known to California, were gathered together in book form for the first time. "Hot-Foot Hannibal" has recently been read in current magazine fiction, while "The Conjurer’s Revenge," whose spirit and tone well tell the character of the whole volume, was originally published in the Overland Monthly. It is a wonderfully true delineation of the negroes’ superstition.
----- Knight, Enoch, ed., "Books and Their Makers," Los Angeles Herald 16 Apr. 1899: 16.