Some Short Stories.
"The Wife of His Youth" is a collection of stories of negro life and character by Charles W. Chestnutt. It commands attention because the book is decidedly original cast and because the author is becoming well known as a successful writer. The stories tell of colored folk, rich and poor, light and black, cultivated and ignorant, in a style appreciative and delightful. They should be read by those who think negroes are all alike. They should be read also by all who enjoy clever character sketches and a good story. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.)
Rev. of The Wife of His Youth in "Some Short Stories," The Illustrated Buffalo Express 17 Dec. 1899: 30.