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BOOKS OF THE WEEK

Wife of His Youth, The. By Charles W. Chesnutt. (Illustrated.) Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Boston, 8vo. 323 pages. $1.5o

Mr. Chesnutt has made a distinct mark in recent fiction. His earlier book was of a quality which compelled attention. This volume of short stories is less distinctly original, but is full of close and humorous studies of negro character portrayed with humor and pathos.

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Review of The Wife of His Youth. In: "Books of the Week," Outlook, vol. 63, 16 December 1899: 935.