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[Review of The Wife of His Youth]

"The Wife of His Youth," a short story in the July Atlantic was marked by a wholly fresh and original treatment of the life among the colored persons of education and social pretensions[sic] The satire in it was the very lightest poised always on the dividing line between seriousness and mockery. The author, Charles Waddell Chestnutt[sic], is a name new to many readers. According to the current number of The Writer Mr Chestnutt[sic] is a young man of about 35, a lawyer of Cleveland, O. He was raised in North Carolina and taught school in that state[sic] It was there that he enjoyed the opportunity of studying the characteristics of the colored bretheren.