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[Review of The House Behind the Cedars]

The House Behind the Cedars. By Chestmutt, Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston, Mass. Mr. Charles W. Chestmutt may be said to have struck it rich. His stories are of such a novel character as to foretell future developments in his peculiar line that may startle readers everywhere. His stories all deal with the color line or Negro question. There is a charm about his characters that calls forth our deepest interest. In his work the romance and dramatic incident, as well as other valuable features, play an important part; and in this particular story he presents a problem that is so significant as to stir up in us a feeling far profounder than mere interest.