The collection of delightful southern myths deserves a prettier title than the author, Charles W. Chesnutt, has bestowed upon it, viz., "The Conjure Woman." Many of these myths are invented, or adapted, as occasion requires the shrewd darkies to hoodwink and outwit the unsophisticated Yankee who has come among them to buy and cultivate a vinyard. The element of surprise is well developed and capitally managed to produce amusing endings to the chapters. (Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Boston. $1.25.)
Rev. of The Conjure Woman, in "Book Notes," The New England Magazine 20 June 1899: 518.