Charles W. Chesnutt, the Cleveland author of negro blood, has just issues his most pretentious story, under the title of "The House Behind the Cedars." (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.) It is different from some others of his works that have been noticed by The Express, but, like the others, it is a story of people of his own race. In this case he deals with a young girl and her brother who are white in color but classed as blacks. The young man goes from home, passes as a white man, marries a white girl and is successful. He tries to win success for his sister. His best friend falls in love with her, they are engaged to be married, then comes the inevitable discovery and the struggle between love and race prejudice. It is a good story.
Rev. of The House Behind the CedarsThe Illustrated Buffalo Express 11 Nov. 1900: 11.