The Heart of Happy Hollow (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)

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Praised by The New York Times as "a true singer of the people -- white or black," Paul Laurence Dunbar published this short story collection in 1904, two years before his untimely death. The son of freed slaves, Dunbar was best known for his dialect pieces as well as distinguished for his poetry and prose in standard English.
These sixteen tales of the daily lives of African Americans in the post-Civil War South examine the promise of northward migration, the horrors of lynching, and the complexity of the relationships between former slaves and masters. Highlights include "The Scapegoat," concerning a lawyer who falls prey to envious rivals; "The Mission of Mr. Scatters," the tale of a con man brought to justice; and "Old Abe's Conversion," a thought-provoking look at generational differences in religious practice.

About the Author


Poet, novelist, and playwright, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) was among the nation's first widely read African-American writers. The son of freed slaves, Dunbar was best known for his dialect pieces and was distinguished for his poetry and prose in standard English.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780486496351
ISBN-10: 048649635X
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: July 16th, 2014
Pages: 115
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions