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Works

Here users can find the writings of Chesnutt across multiple genres: all works of fiction he published in his lifetime, including five books and dozens of short stories; a sampling of more than a dozen of his essays and speeches; a handful of Chesnutt-authored reviews; and two poems. For these works, we try whenever possible to provide both a transcription and digital images of the individual printed pages.

All Works

106 items

Mr. Taylor's Funeral

  • Date: April 1915; May 1915
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Crisis

McDugald's Mule

  • Date: 1974
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: book
  • Source: Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press

Hot-Foot Hannibal

  • Date: January 1899
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Atlantic Monthly

Uncle Peter's House

  • Date: December 9, 1885; December 10, 1885
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph

The Wife of His Youth

  • Date: July 1898
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Atlantic Monthly

Post-Bellum—Pre-Harlem

  • Date: February 1931
  • Creator(s): Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932
  • Format: periodical
  • Source: The Colophon