Mr. C. W. Chesnutt has chosen an unusual theme, the characteristics of the mulatto portion of the colored race, for his volume, The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories [Houghton, Mifflin & Co. $1.50]. They are fresh, entertaining stories, evidently based upon close observation of the difference between the mulattos and the darker Negroes, and portraying interestingly their special ambitions and the peculiar conditions of their life.--
Rev. of The Wife of His Youth in "Literature," The Congregationalist [Boston] 85 (Mar. 1, 1900): 311.